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Kokura Castle, Kitakyushu
(3.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Visit the historic Kokura Castle, a former clan and military base, now reconstructed and housing a number of cultural attractions. Built in 1602, the castle was central to regional clan wars, burnt down during the clash between the Kokura and Choshu clans in 1866, and used as a military base at the turn of the 20th century. The architecture of the keep--reconstructed in 1959--has a particularly aesthetic, with its tough stone base standing in contrast to the modern city that surrounds it. Stop off at the folklore museum during your visit, as well as the institution dedicated to crime writer Seicho Matsumoto. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kokura Castle and many more Kitakyushu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kitakyushu tourist route planner.
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  • There was a time about 2 hours at Kokura station, visited. Feeling began to turn red, so time was mid-11, very good. Hall you can visit in about one hour. There is picture of a tiger attack and feed Tigers, remained in the impression.
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  • 它的位子是在北九州市,從小倉站可以步行過去,一路可到周邊 的旦過市場和魚町商店街逛逛,城本身並不雄偉壯麗,但若有對它的歷史文物有興趣,可以入內參觀,旁邊還有小倉城庭園,松本清張紀念館等,甚至一旁就是大型購物商城可以採買. 
  • Last time I visited from the appearance of Kokura drum and we visited the Castle. You could watch the slowly. The view is good.
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  • the facilities inside offer immersive experience, but it's not a big castle
  • This is one of the oldest castle in northern Kyushu, Japan.. good to visit
  • Nice castle, friendly people, and an amazing moat around it. Don't forget to go to the shrine!
  • Great history in the heart of Kitakyushu. Explore this castle which was rebuilt in 1959 after it was burned down due to war.
  • Museum inside and you can at the top to have a 360° view. I was here at the right time for Hanami and full cherry blossom, really beautiful!