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Address: 1-14 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008, Kumamoto Prefecture
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A place to unwind after the long walk around the Castle grounds

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... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
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Oahu, Hawaii
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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

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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 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.

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1 Thank Ivy G
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 trip. There's a show during mid day but I am not sure if it happens... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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213 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

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Hong Kong, China
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60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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. A place to go prior or together with the Kumamoto castleX it is just next... More 

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Ikoma, Japan
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 less lively) - Some stores seem to be closed Tip: - Eat here to try... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 stalls-karashi renkon (lotus with mustard), mentaiko dipped in red sake, sweet potato with red beans,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

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2 Thank Oswens
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248 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

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1 Thank Steven R
Frankfurt, Germany
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139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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.

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