I find Kumamoto Castle amazingly cool as the word “castle” is different what I had in mind and from those I saw in London, well- here is the Asian Japanese style castle!
It was a nice exercise walk to climbed up the 5 stories castle, panting to be exact, it gets steeper and the stairs got higher as the stories goes up.
Kumamoto Castle along with Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle are considered as the three premier castles in Japan. The Castle’s history dates back to 1467 as fortifications established by Ideta Hidenobu. And was listed as one of the 100 Fine Castles of Japan by the Japan Castle Foundation in 2006. There are men and women dressed in the old days with bamboo umbrella as model to take pictures with the visitors.
Have you been to any amazing castle? Wonder what’s your most memorable castle trip! 😀