The journey to Kato Kiyomasa’s resting place continues as we ascend the steps that lead directly to his tomb, known as jochibyo.
To reach Kato Kiyomasa’s grave requires the stepping of 176 stone staircases then 300 more since the tomb lies and his statue stands at the equivalent height of Kumamoto Castle.
Looking back to see how far we’ve come.
Kumamoto city unfolds below.
The main gate into jochibyo.
“See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Speak No Evil.”
“Do No Evil.”