Today’s famous “Sakura” spot is Kumamoto Castle at Kumamoto Pref..
Kumamoto Castle is an early modern castle built in current Kumamoto city, Kumamoto Pref..
About 800 cherry trees attach elegance conspicuously to its well-defined majestic figure.
The opening of the park is also carried out till night, and the combination of the lighted up castle and night “Sakura” are wonderful too.
Unfortunately, now some areas of Kumamoto Castle are closed to entry, because of the April 2016 earthquake.
But you can enjoy the beautiful view of Sakura and Kumamoto Castle from around “Ninomru” square and Kato shrine.
■Open: 8:30 ～ 18:00
(Until 17:00 from December to February)
During a flowering period, Until 21:00 (entering is until 20:30)
■Close: End of the year (December 29 ～ 31)
・Adults and high school students 500 yen
・Elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
■Full bloom of the average year:
From the end of March to the beginning of April
1-1, Honmaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto
■TEL: +81-96-352-5900 (Kumamoto Castle General Office)
1) Kumamoto Castle website (English)
2) “Kumamoto” City information (English)
8 minutes walk from “Kumamoto Station Tram Stop” (A-Line to Kengunmachi) “Kumamoto Castle/City Hall Tram” Stop