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Interesting shops

This area is just before the entrance to the castle. Interesting area selling sweet - all types of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kschak
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Singapore, Singapore
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Great snack booths

A good little market place to try out Kumamoto snacks. Had the lotus wasabi and Aso ice-cream... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
BW2103895
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 week ago
“Interesting shops ”
23 Dec 2017
“Great snack booths”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 May 2016

It is unfortunate that I came to Kumamoto after the quake. Most of the attractions and places to visit are closed and Sakuranobaba is one of the few places open for tourists but it is a good place to see and have your Kumamoto food...More

3  Thank IvanB3333
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is a place where you can buy Kumamoto souvenirs and eat after visiting the Kumamoto Castle Pros: - Foreigner friendly - It's a bus stop - Lots of souvenirs - Lots of restaurants Cons: - A little bit quiet and less people (making it...More

3  Thank jpmcruz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is just before the entrance to the castle. Interesting area selling sweet - all types of Japanese sweets from the area and beyond. Nice to wonder around the alleys before of after visiting the castle

Thank kschak
Reviewed 24 December 2017

A good little market place to try out Kumamoto snacks. Had the lotus wasabi and Aso ice-cream. Both are very good. Missed the show as the timing wasn't right but did see the very very last of it. Many people was there and seems like...More

Thank BW2103895
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Just off the famous Kumamoto Castle, you can walk down to it after the castle tour. They recreated traditional Japanese architecture and made a small 'village' with its own square for activities. Lots of souvenir and eateries line the streets. Good for a rest and...More

Thank Ronnie T
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A stone's throw away from the Kumamoto Castle is this street of shops and restaurants. Not particularly necessary to visit if you are pressed for time but a good combination with a visit to the castle

1  Thank traveller0601
Reviewed 6 November 2016

You may be lucky enough to catch the free samurai show featuring good looking young guys struttin` their stuff in period costume. Afterwards they wandered around the shops for photo ops and chatting. Very entertaining and friendly, an unexpected highlight of a trip to Kumamoto.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I visited the place with a friend, did some quick shopping and got some good food. The ambiance is that of the Edo period, apparently and it takes you back the centuries no doubt.

1  Thank Madhawa P
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The day we went it's extremely crowded so it's wasn't as pleasant as it could be. It's a cutesy place with many souvenir & specialty food shops. Also restaurants. Most of the places accept credit cards.

1  Thank Ivy G
Reviewed 1 July 2016

It is a beautiful small compound fill with small restaurant and souvenirs sellers. I enjoy this site very much. You can visit it during day time or at night, the same enjoyable.

1  Thank hitapriyas2015
Reviewed 26 May 2016

It is unfortunate that I came to Kumamoto after the quake. Most of the attractions and places to visit are closed and Sakuranobaba is one of the few places open for tourists but it is a good place to see and have your Kumamoto food...More

3  Thank IvanB3333
Reviewed 22 April 2016

pick up a snack or lunch of Kumamoto fare, shop for local goods. Yes, tourist based but a perfect place to relax have a few drinks before heading out. small enough to get around very quickly.

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Veron L
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Response from petiterose2016 |
Mar.~Nov. everyday shops(souvenirs, local sweets..etc) 9:00am to 7:00pm restaurants and cafe( Japanese tea shop) - 11:00am to 10:00pm Dec.~Feb. everyday shops 9:00am to 6:00pm reastaurants and cafe - 11:00am to 10:00pm
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