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Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1-14 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-322-5060
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Usual tourist shopping district like Asakusa

A stone's throw away from the Kumamoto Castle is this street of shops and restaurants. Not... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Could be better with less crowd

The day we went it's extremely crowded so it's wasn't as pleasant as it could be. It's a cutesy... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Ivy G
via mobile
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“croquettes” (2 reviews)
“horse meat” (3 reviews)
“juice” (2 reviews)
1-14 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-322-5060
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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 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 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 Ivan B
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.

Thank gy820
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

You can taste horse meat, horse croquettes, sweet potatoes icecream, deep fried lotus, octopus cake balls, uni( sea urchin) fried balls, ice juices, green tea and loads more. You may find some souvenirs here as well. There is parking here, but not much parking lots....More

1  Thank fycj
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

2  Thank jpmcruz
Reviewed 8 January 2016

It was around 130 pm on January 1 when my husband, daughter and I finished the tour of Kumamoto Castle and enjoyed the performance of the samurai actors. We saw a brochure of Sakuranobaba Josaien and noted the map with several restaurants and Kumamoto food...More

1  Thank vivique1218
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

After you have visited Kumamoto Castle, you can take free shuttle bus service at the exit of the castle with 7 minutes only. You can have lunch and buy many local souvenirs there.

2  Thank Oswens
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

A great place for a snack, meal,drink or a souvenir before or after the castle.Its just below the castle below the coach parking area.

1  Thank Steven R
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

There are a few eateries, nothing you wouldn't find in the nearby restaurant district, but the majority sell typical Japanese souvenirs like food and drinks. The Kumamon Shochu is a recommendation, where else do you get comics on a bottle of booze.

Thank neumanth
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Veron L
24 May 2015|
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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