We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kato Shrine

2-1 Honmaru, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-352-7316
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Perfect place to look the castle

Since the castle is not accessible, this is the only good place to see the castle for now. People... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Hirakawa_Eki
,
Seoul, South Korea
via mobile
Kato Kiyomasa shrine

He was a famous war lord. A nice shrine close to the main building of Kumamoto Castle. This... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
DYA717
,
Honolulu
Read all 197 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good61%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
24 Jun 2017
“Kato Kiyomasa shrine”
24 Dec 2016
“Lovely small shrine beside the Castle”
LOCATION
2-1 Honmaru, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 96-352-7316
Write a Review
Reviews (197)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Since the castle is not accessible, this is the only good place to see the castle for now. People from the bottom, when they see the closed sign, some of them turn around. But you can still enjoy the rest of area, including this shrine,...More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 25 June 2017

He was a famous war lord. A nice shrine close to the main building of Kumamoto Castle. This shrine is across the moat so you can see some of the damaged areas around the castle from the Kato Shrine.

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Place is basically a shrine to Japanese soldiers. A tent was set up when we were there, presumably ready for a big ceremony.

Thank Zac C
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

You will not miss this, look for the giant torii as you walk towards the castle. There is a view spot that gives you great views of Kumamoto jo.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Stop here after touring the castle. We spent a very long morning at the castle and so had just a brief time left for the shrine. That was sufficient. Kato Kiyomasa is enshrined here - as well as in about 90 other shrines. This makes...More

1  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We went there after visiting Kumamoto Castle. The sunset was pretty, and the view onto the castle great. There isn't much to see, so don't expect to spend more than 15 to 20 min.

1  Thank neumanth
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Shiromiyagura
44 reviews
.45 km away
Kumamotojo Kobaian
18 reviews
.37 km away
Japanese Restaurant Matsuri
11 reviews
.16 km away
Chinese Sichuan Cuisine Tokagen
17 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kumamoto Castle
2,151 reviews
.15 km away
Shimotori Shotengai
164 reviews
.66 km away
Sakuranobaba Johsaien
312 reviews
.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kato Shrine staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit