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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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  • Instead visited the job at the end. On the illuminated Castle face Hori, was very beautiful. I think, by satisfying alone because it couldn't go in because it was outside the opening hours of a beautiful castle, view from outside.
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  • This is the castle was reconstructed in reinforced concrete 0/1959. Kokura Castle reproduced diorama in historical zone on the ground floor. Made of 1500 body paper doll, understand patterns of daily life at the time. Cannot get outside the observation zones is on the fifth floor, but the views of the Kokura city views.
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  • We visited during the trip. You can see inside the Castle are exhibits and games a little and tried to entertain the people who come. And emerge outside roof wasn't open, so I wanted to. I think near Kokura castle garden / Matsumoto seicho Memorial Museum and the time I save by Kokura Castle and three sets of tickets.
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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!