Kokura Castle, Kitakyushu

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    In 1632, entered after Hosokawa Mr. Kumamoto rolling sealing and the Hosokawa family is related by marriage, and was Duke of Hosokawa Tadaoki in 1602 fudai daimyo Ogasawara tadazane. Castle "from the Tang dynasty built building of Castle" and was a characteristic referred to between 4 and 5 floors without eaves of the roof, 5 floor is bigger than 4-. The stone wall of the Castle field do not use Ashlar area only wig motohashi was impressive.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Teien garden view view the United States, to promote high finish down far vision, linking child gets their palate 驚 Hi! We cool the Environment, comes under the applicable insert catch heart sink felt something slowly Hin 賞. Near view is not wrong Oh!
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  • August 13, 2017
    It's just sex. At night, lit up when you look at this from a distance as bad. Riverwalk near Starbucks, too.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Missed this castle before but made the trip to see it this time and was not disappointed. Set in a terrific location looking over the river walk , Yasaka Shrine and a gallery. Surrounding area is very pretty along the river, food vans park on the edge of the castle and there are bicycles for hire nearby if you don't want to walk.
  • July 6, 2017
    Looks like an old castle but once you go inside, it seems like you are not in a castle anymore 😂. Really friendly to disable people who want to go up until the top of the castle.
  • July 15, 2017
    Small but quite beautiful. Especially in spring
  • February 2, 2017
    The Kokura Castle area is quite small comparing to other famous castles around Japan. Nice scenic though.
  • April 8, 2017
    I miss this place. I was a very nice experience.

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Where to stay in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu boasts a good number of accommodations to host its relatively modest amount of visitors. Primarily located across the canal from the city hall, the choice includes a number of high-rise hotels and simple "ryokan" (guesthouses). Take a look to the north of the main train station for the most luxurious options in town, with extensive views of the sea and the old buildings of the dock. Holiday rentals provide a particularly budget-friendly option further inland in the main residential districts.
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