Half-Day Guided Tour of Kumamoto Castle with Accessory Making

【OUTLINE】
Visit Kumamoto Castle, the most popular tourist spot in town, and its surroundings which cannot be easily accessible without a local English-speaking guide. Not only that, but you will also have the chance to create a unique accessory using a traditional metal inlaying technique utilized in samurai swords!

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Learn about the history and features of Kumamoto Castle.
・Experience the decoration techniques that have been used since that time for the “artistic” characteristic of Kumamoto samurai.
・Enjoy using the local craft technique for samurai swords, called “inlay”, to create your very own accessory.
・Visit the backstreets and enjoy the rich history that remains around Kumamoto Castle with a local guide.
* Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Kumamoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




【OUTLINE】
Visit Kumamoto Castle, the most popular tourist spot in town, and its surroundings which cannot be easily accessible without a local English-speaking guide. Not only that, but you will also have the chance to create a unique accessory using a traditional metal inlaying technique utilized in samurai swords!

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Learn about the history and features of Kumamoto Castle.
・Experience the decoration techniques that have been used since that time for the “artistic” characteristic of Kumamoto samurai.
・Enjoy using the local craft technique for samurai swords, called “inlay”, to create your very own accessory.
・Visit the backstreets and enjoy the rich history that remains around Kumamoto Castle with a local guide.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kumamoto Castle, 1-1 Hommaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002 Kumamoto Prefecture

Join the tour at Kumamoto Station. Board the tram and transfer to Shinmachi. Upon arrival, visit Kumamoto Castle while looking at the town, and start the castle tour.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kumamoto Castle Museum Wakuwakuza, 1-1-1 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008 Kumamoto Prefecture

Watch a virtual reality video about the structure of Kumamoto Castle on the 2nd floor of Wakuwakuza. You can also take pictures on the 1st floor. You will have the chance to buy souvenirs outside the castle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Japan, 〒860-0004 Kumamoto, Chuo Ward, Shinmachi, 3-chōme−2−1 肥後象嵌光助

Move from Kumamoto Castle to Higo Inlay Kosuke. (If you visit Wakuwakuza first, move from the back entrance, and later, move from the main entrance to Ulsan Town.)
At Higo Inlay Kosuke, enjoy making accessories using the local technique while having a craftsman who inherited the technique give a lecture. The accessories you make will be delivered to you later.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes