Kokura Castle, Kitakyushu

3.8
#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Kitakyushu
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. Take a look at our Kitakyushu road trip planning site to schedule your visit to Kokura Castle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Kokura Castle
map
Kokura Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
473 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • During the daytime rather than at night. Do you ever walk around and it worked fine. During the day you walk into the Museum in the Kokura Castle as you can go up to the observation deck to see put in slowly. The entrance fee is 350 yen to enter.
    View original
  • We went to eat sushi in Kokura. Is not expecting too much, but so will more Park clean and Nice.
    View original
  • Rather small size but majestically stands on tall wall surrounded by water pond. It's next to a shrine and japanese garden that worth to visit while in Kitakyushu.  more »
Google
  • Rather small size but majestically stands on tall wall surrounded by water pond. It's next to a shrine and japanese garden that worth to visit while in Kitakyushu.
  • As long as you know what you are getting into this is a really great caste experience. It is just a one small castle that has been renovated to be more of a museum about the castle there. There are several nice interactive displays and things children will enjoy here. The audio for the displays they have are in Japanese but they do have a video component that is fun. There are some nice historical bits here, and the view of city from the top of the castle is quite nice.
  • 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.
  • I was so upset about my experience on 18sep. We arrived around 4pm. And my mum is a disabled with wheelchair. I checked the website before and it said there is wheelchair facility. However I was told that the facility is broken and not available. The staff shows annoyed and unfriendly attitude. It is truly ridiculous the website said is disable friendly. I wonder it is kind of discrimination or the staff is too lazy to help. We went to Osaka ,Kyoto and Kumamoto, the people are friendly and helpful. I was so disappointed to this city. I would not recommend Fukuoka to other people.
  • Great experience to know some part about the history of japan.

Plan your trip to Kitakyushu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kitakyushu by other users

21 days in Japan & Seoul BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Kitakyushu BY A USER FROM JAPAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kitakyushu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kitakyushu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kitakyushu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kitakyushu BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kitakyushu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kitakyushu BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans