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Place for food and shopping but too touristy!

Located next to the public carpark of Kumamoto Castle, this is actually in a small village theme... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Interesting shops

This area is just before the entrance to the castle. Interesting area selling sweet - all types of... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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“kumamoto castle”(14 reviews)
“lotus”(3 reviews)
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1-14 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located next to the public carpark of Kumamoto Castle, this is actually in a small village theme setup. In it, there are tens of shophouses selling the local food and produce of Kumamoto, souvenirs and gifts (also stalls selling desserts like ice cream, besides the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One stop for all things Kumamoto - they assembled all the best food there and of course lots of Kumamon. They put on a show but you'd only understand it if you spoke fluent Japanese.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sakura_wingz
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This area is just before the entrance to the castle. Interesting area selling sweet - all types of Japanese sweets from the area and beyond. Nice to wonder around the alleys before of after visiting the castle

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kschak
Reviewed 24 December 2017

A good little market place to try out Kumamoto snacks. Had the lotus wasabi and Aso ice-cream. Both are very good. Missed the show as the timing wasn't right but did see the very very last of it. Many people was there and seems like...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BW2103895
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Just off the famous Kumamoto Castle, you can walk down to it after the castle tour. They recreated traditional Japanese architecture and made a small 'village' with its own square for activities. Lots of souvenir and eateries line the streets. Good for a rest and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ronnie T
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

You may be lucky enough to catch the free samurai show featuring good looking young guys struttin` their stuff in period costume. Afterwards they wandered around the shops for photo ops and chatting. Very entertaining and friendly, an unexpected highlight of a trip to Kumamoto.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Deb B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I visited the place with a friend, did some quick shopping and got some good food. The ambiance is that of the Edo period, apparently and it takes you back the centuries no doubt.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank madhawap2016
Reviewed 31 August 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 927ivyg
Reviewed 1 July 2016

It is a beautiful small compound fill with small restaurant and souvenirs sellers. I enjoy this site very much. You can visit it during day time or at night, the same enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank hitapriyas2015
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Veron L
24 May 2015|
Response from petiterose2016 |
Mar.~Nov. everyday shops(souvenirs, local sweets..etc) 9:00am to 7:00pm restaurants and cafe( Japanese tea shop) - 11:00am to 10:00pm Dec.~Feb. everyday shops 9:00am to 6:00pm reastaurants and cafe - 11:00am to 10:00pm
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