The visit is made even more enjoyable by staff dressed as palace guards, shogun and whatnots. Everyone wanted to take pictures of them and with them, me included hahaha
|I stuck my head into one of those ready-made costume models|
We ended our tour at the Honmaru Goten 本丸御殿 where the living quarters, kitchens, dining areas used to be. We had lunch at level 2, a set that replicates some of the royal dishes that used to be served. Reservations are required, by phone (Japanese only... I used my very broken Japanese again). JPY3000 per person. Do turn up if reservation is made because they actually prepare your meal, set your table with your name and have a shelf with your name for your shoes. Ask for level 2 as it is much nicer.
|They spelt my name wrongly|
Dinner was a not that great yakitori at our hotel (JR Kyushu Kumamoto) restaurant. We noticed that there is a New Otani across the road that we my try the next time or perhaps the KKR.