Kumamoto Castle熊本城

Kumamoto Castle is one of three the most imposing castles and one of top 100 cherry blossom viewing spot in Japan. Unfortunately, the castle suffered in the devastating earthquake in 2016, and a few attractions are still under construction now. However, you can see the main keep and 800 cherry trees from Ninomaru Square and Kato Shrine. What’s more, the observatory of the 14th floor of Kumamoto City Hall is open to public, from where you can also admire the whole area of Kumamoto Castle.

Admission: 500 Yen

Number of sakura trees: 800

The age of trees:

Variety: Yoshino cherry and Yama cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Kumamoto Castle

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to early April

Best time to view in 2019: late March to early April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): late March to early April

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: not available

How to visit

Access: Take tram for 15 minutes from JR Kumamoto Station and get off at Kumamotojo-mae tram stop.
Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Chuo, Kumamoto, Kumamoto
Japanese address: 熊本県熊本市中央区本丸1-1

Cherry blossoms Viewing Guide