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Kumamoto Castle Guided tour of the stone walls under restoration

  • Kumamoto Prefecture Kumamoto city
  • Culture

Take a look behind the scenes of the restoration process that only stoneworkers are meant to see!

Kumamoto Castle has been undergoing restoration works since 2016 due to earthquake damages. Guided by experts and stoneworkers involved in the restoration process of the stone walls, you will tour and see the real worksite.

Feel the traditional craftsmanship that lives inside the stone walls while experiencing the wisdom and ingenuity of the stoneworkers. You can enjoy the charm of Kumamoto Castle from a different perspective than on regular tours.

[Exclusive aspects of this tour]
– While touring the worksite, professionals involved in the restoration works will provide easy-to-understand explanations of the process of restoring stone walls.
– During the tour, it will be presented a special technique used to break huge stones. You can also have the experience of cutting stones under the guidance of a stoneworker.
– Walk around the castle while following the mysterious symbols carved into stone and all the footprints of history that you would probably miss without this tour.

Detailed information
Excluding events held at Kumamoto Castle.
Time required
Approximately 90 minutes
Target age
13 years and older
Clothing / belongings
Please wear warm and comfortable walking clothes and shoes for this tour.
Experience fee

[Items included in the fee]
Guide fee
- Junior high school students and older (13 years old~) fee is the same as that for adults.
- This tour will be held even if it rains. However, the tour may be cancelled in the event of a typhoon or other danger. (Tour fee will be refunded).
- The order and location of the itinerary may be changed depending on the weather and other factors on the day of the tour.
- If the minimum number of participants is not met, the trip may be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, we will contact you.
- Delays or no-shows due to transportation delays, etc. will also be subject to cancellation fees.
Kumamoto Castle Museum Wakuwakuza: 1-1-1 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture 860-0008 (Sakuranobaba Josaien)
Reservation acceptability
Reservations available: Please contact us using the inquiry form below.
- Reservations are made on request (confirmed as soon as we receive your application and confirm availability).
- This tour/activity requires a minimum of 4 participants.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 participants.
- The reservation is required 7 days prior.
- Please provide the following information:
(1) Usage date
(2) Name of participants
(3) Number of participants
(4) Contact
About cancellation fee
1 week before:20%, 3 days before:50%, From the day before:100%
Consult with concierge
A dedicated concierge can help arrange the original travel plan and arrange accommodation. Please feel free to contact us
+81-505317-4494(10:00 ~ 19:00)
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