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Honmyō-ji information

Kumamoto , Japan
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On the grounds of this sprawling hillside temple complex northwest of the castle, over 150 steps lined with hundreds of lanterns lead to the mausoleum of Katō Kiyomasa (加藤清正公のお墓; 1562–1611), daimyō and architect of Kumamoto castle. The mausoleum was designed at the same height as the castle's tenshūkaku (central tower). A treasure house exhibits Kiyomasa's crown and other personal items.