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Address: 4-13-1 Hanazono, Kumamoto 860-0072, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Lots and lots of stairs

Our second visit to Kumamoto took us further afield than the standard tourist stops around the castle. Honmyo-ji, nevertheless, is very much connected to the castle. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Our second visit to Kumamoto took us further afield than the standard tourist stops around the castle. Honmyo-ji, nevertheless, is very much connected to the castle. It is all about stairs. From the tram stop to the temple, the walk uphill was fairly easy though longer than we anticipated. After leaving the residential area you eventually reach a flight of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

The temple itself is ok but nothing special apart from the first double flight of stairs with the stone lanterns in the middle wich is quite impressive. The best part is behind the temple, a much longer flight of stairs leading to a panorama worth the effort .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

When we visited there were literally only two other men and two cats. The four didn't belong to the same group. The temple can be reached walking from the tram stop. Weather was good so we didn't mind the slope and hundreds of steps. The reward is a great view. Next to the toilets is an opportunity to see Kumamoto... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

and therefor has a wonderful lonely feeling. the stairs leading to it reminded me both of mini Horyuji and mini Nara. Best of all was that our minshuku was right next to it

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