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Fukuoka Castle Remains, Fukuoka
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Perched on Fukusaki Hill in the downtown area, Fukuoka Castle Remains offers a scenic walk in wooded Maizuru Park, with the Naka River forming a natural moat. Once the largest castle in Kyushu, spanning 47,000 sq m (505,900 sq ft) and featuring 47 turrets, this early Edo-period complex was completely torn down during the Meiji restoration, as it symbolize the unwanted feudal past. Only ruined walls, some turrets, and a few restored gates remind visitors of its past magnificence. Visit the small museum documenting the history of the castle, whose remains can be reached by foot from Ohori Koen station. Make Fukuoka Castle Remains part of your personalized Fukuoka itinerary using our Fukuoka vacation builder.
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  • Free place to spend <1 hour. There is an information office you can go to and get an English guide to the castle. It's a nice walk with an excellent view of the city once you get to the ruins of the t...  more »
  • Ramparts the castle remains some the feeling disappears may be thin. To explore my mind feels good views overlooking the site of Fukuoka City, Kuroda kanbe also same landscape might have looked at a lot of fun.
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  • Not much is left of the castle itself. From the site, a park was opened and the remains of the main building, you can climb up and look at the surroundings of elevated position. Otherwise the park for a walk worthwhile. There wasn't many people during our visit, so the place is generally very quiet, until we saw that on the many crows. The Park is open even late at night, but bad to not illuminated, so you should go here more during the day.
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