Jump to content

Kumamoto


Recommended Posts

We will have a day in Kumamoto. I am looking for a tour company and suggestions for places of interest. How far is Kumamoto Castle from the cruise port? Has anyone had experience with the transportation? Is it doable on your own? I will be grateful for any information.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been to Kumamoto Castle on a land tour, it's not close to any ports like Kagoshima, Nagasaki or Fukuoka City. Also, it was heavily damaged by an earthquake so it might not be worth traveling all the way there, see the following

 

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/13/national/kumamoto-castle-repairs-expected-take-decades/#.WnX5f6inGUk

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, I didn't read your questions correctly, I see that your ship will dock in Kumumoto . you can probably take a taxi to the castle, but with the construction, you might not see much.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm really interested in any ideas people can offer for our day in Kumamoto. I now understand that the castle is pretty far from the port and in need of repairs. Anyone have any experience with other sights in Kumamoto?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, although cruise lines often call the port "Kumamoto", it is actually Yatsushiro which is located in Kumamoto prefecture. I can confirm for you if you give me the date and ship. I know it's hard to plan when it is unclear where you are docking!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Thank you very much for the clarification. Any ideas as to what we might do in that area now that I realize that we are pretty far from Kumamoto?

 

Yes, I can give you some tips. I just need to refresh my memory from my last visit there, I'll get back to you later this week.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

For me this was our best day. We arranged a tour with Schingo of Tourism Gokanosho, https://gokanosho.com/. Skype: hashizaki.schingo.rocks

WhatsApp: +81 90 1976 1812

LINE: Hashizaki Schingo Schingo is a licensed private tour guide. He has a van that holds 7 passengers in addition to him. He drove us through the countryside, a magnificently beautiful drive, to Kumamoto Castle. From there we went to cave and then for a sushi lunch. Schingo is extremely knowledgeable about the area and Japan and offers a variety of tours. He filled us with information and answered questions from the minute we started until the end. He showed us a wonderful day.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • Register Now for Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Explore the Remote World with Hurtigruten!
      • Q&A with the Quark Expeditions Team: New Ship Ultramarine
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...