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Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1-14 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-322-5060
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Great snack booths

A good little market place to try out Kumamoto snacks. Had the lotus wasabi and Aso ice-cream... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
BW2103895
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Vancouver, Canada
Interesting recreated Japanese street

Just off the famous Kumamoto Castle, you can walk down to it after the castle tour. They recreated... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
Ronnie T
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Dec 23, 2017
“Great snack booths”
Apr 26, 2017
“Interesting recreated Japanese street”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1-14 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-322-5060
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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

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Reviewed 27 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

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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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Reviewed 7 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.

Thank Deb B
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Reviewed 24 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.

1  Thank Madhawa P
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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.

1  Thank Ivy G
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Reviewed 2 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.

1  Thank hitapriyas2015
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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...More

3  Thank Ivan B
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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.

Thank gy820
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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....More

1  Thank fycj
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Veron L
24 May 2015|
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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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