The Kumamoto castle famous for the designation by Kiyomasa Kato who is famous for master of castle construction is one of the three biggest castle in Japan designated to special historical sites. Then, Castle owner Mr.Kato was replaced for Mr. Hosokawa. The castle witnessed the history until Meiji era but burned down in Seinan wars. In 1960, the castle was renovated and capital tower was completed. After that,renovation have continued gradually. Nowadays they recruit a share of castle owner burdening on renovation cost. Light up in spring season is fantastic. It is major sighseeing point ith theme park of Kumamoto castle Jousaien. You should pay attention to the event "Kumamoto castle marathon" memorializing Kumamoto city movement to city designed by ordinance since 2012.