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Kumamoto Castle's Renovation Observation Path

Castles Tour Kumamoto Kyushu

A major earthquake in 2016 dealt a severe blow to Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, as well as local treasure Kumamoto Castle. Stone walls, castle turrets and interior walls either collapsed or were severely damaged, undoing 60 years of prior restoration work. Now it’s being estimated that the castle’s restoration could take up to 20 years. But instead of closing off the work, Kumamoto City made the best of a bad situation: they created a beautiful arching pathway that invites visitors into the restoration process of their beloved relic.

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