Beautiful day and Kumamoto Castle was in fine form. After the earthquakes, they built a 6m tall walkway so people could view the damage and reconstruction from safety. 5 years later the main keep (notice the ✈️) will be open to the public at the end of April.
A few more pics from this morning. You can see:
1. foundation stones are chain linked to keep them from falling
2. repairs are still ongoing
3. a “graveyard” of stones that need to be put back together
4. underside of part of the walkway