[Virtual Tour] Kumamoto a great Samurai city of Japanese culture

1. Experience a Kumamoto tour of a compact castle town with several hundred years of samurai history from home.
2. Guest can enjoy the charm of “Kumamoto City” from various perspectives such as Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s leading castles, the legendary samurai, the story of Miyamoto Musashi, and the experience of archery.
3. Part of the tour booking charge will be donated to restoration efforts for Kumamoto Castle, which was damaged in the 2016 earthquakes.
* Duration: 1 hour
* Starts: Kumamoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




1. Experience a Kumamoto tour of a compact castle town with several hundred years of samurai history from home.
2. Guest can enjoy the charm of “Kumamoto City” from various perspectives such as Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s leading castles, the legendary samurai, the story of Miyamoto Musashi, and the experience of archery.
3. Part of the tour booking charge will be donated to restoration efforts for Kumamoto Castle, which was damaged in the 2016 earthquakes.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kumamoto, Japan

The English guide will take guests to see the historic town around Kumamoto Castle.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Kitaoka Nature Park, 2-5-1 Yokote, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0046 Kumamoto Prefecture

Visit a Kyudo hall where you can practice Japanese archery. A Professional of Kyudo will give you a demonstration. Also you can learn the differences between Western archery and Kyudo.

Duration: 8 minutes

Stop At: Shimada Museum of Arts, 4-5-28 Shimasaki, Kumamoto 860-0073 Kumamoto Prefecture

Introducing the story of Miyamoto Musashi who is a legendary Samurai. Viewing Itsukushima Shrine, where Miyamoto Musashi fought with his rival Kojiro Sasaki, and the Shimada Museum, where items related to Musashi are stored.

Duration: 11 minutes

Stop At: Reigando, 589 Matsuocho Hirayama, Kumamoto 861-5282 Kumamoto Prefecture

Reigando which is a mountain cave where Musashi was staying in his late life. In the video, you can enjoy the history and the mysterious power of Reigando.

Duration: 17 minutes

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

Kumamoto Castle is one of Japan’s most famous castles. It was partly destroyed by the 2016 earthquakes. A construction engineer explains many challenges for restoration.

Duration: 29 minutes