Reopening after the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes

Changes to Johsaien Hours of Operation due to Kumamoto Earthquakes

As of April 29th (Friday), the most of the shops and restaurants of Johsaien Kumamoto Castle town are open for business (a few still remain closed).

April 29th (Friday) – May 8th (Sunday)
Shops: 10AM to 6PM
Restaurants: 11:30AM to 3PM (dinner available through reservations)

Kumamoto Disaster Recovery Campaign

For 3 days, from April 29th (Friday) to May 1st (Sunday), starting at 12PM (until supplies run out)

Hideki Sekijima Concert for Kumamoto Disaster Recovery

Food and souvenirs are available for sale just inside the main entrance to Johsaien, with profits being donated to the Kumamoto Disaster Recovery Fund. Donations are also accepted.


Due to ongoing inspections, Wakuwaku-za is temporarily closed. We appreciate your understanding.