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Kumamoto's Scowling Daimyo in Kumamoto Castle

I had 4 hours to spare in Fukuoka so I decided to jump on a train to Kumamoto about 114 kilometers... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Rito I A
Our lord Kato Kiyomasa

The statue just sits outside the main entrance to Kumamoto castle. Honours the of Higo, Kato... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Fukuoka, Japan
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

A well constructed statue and a good area to take a photo for memories, but there's really nothing else. Its close to the Kumamoto Castle, but thats pretty much it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank estreal
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Walking towards Kumamoto Castle I passed a rather huge and impressive statue of an apparently very important person from earlier times. The sign (in English) in front of it indicates that this statue represents Kato Kiyomasa being the lord who constructed Kumamoto Castle in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I had 4 hours to spare in Fukuoka so I decided to jump on a train to Kumamoto about 114 kilometers southeast of Hakata, and less than an hour by train. My destination was Kumamoto Castle, JJapan's 3rd largest, despite its closure for a major...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rito I A
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Seriously, his hat rocks... This may be a little far from Shibuya Station for a meetup, tho. Wish there had been a gift shop to buy the hat.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ben C
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The statue just sits outside the main entrance to Kumamoto castle. Honours the of Higo, Kato Kiyomasa.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Oyaji090
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

A fine statue of Kato Kiyomasa, right in front of Kumamoto Castle built by him. Good for photo taking with the Castle at the backdrop, and that’s all!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rachel_PRL
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is situated near the castle and is very well made. There are also the panels nearby explaining the historical background. I really like his hat.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CirilB
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Besides the history behind, this statue, that is just on the way to the Kumamoto Castle, seems a symbol of Kumamoto people perseverance and hardwork after the last year earthquake.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The actual Castle was closed when we went to visit due to the earthquake a hear earlier. This statue stands at one of the entrances and it has great presence.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JazzyFfromaus
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Kumamoto castle was recently damaged heavily by an earthquake so the castle grounds are closed. You may walk around the perimeter and then you’ll come across this nice statue of a famous warlord. There is a shrine to honor him half-way around the perimeter...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DYA717
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