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. 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.
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  • It is located in Kokura Castle. Because the entrance is next to Yasaka Shrine last May. Reconstructed Castle is a museum. You can also throw yourself out in the Middle, photo panels and Lord cage experience and shuriken. Children's also is satisfied.
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  • We found a great place to take the Kokura Castle day 1 night 2 days in Kokura expedition was when the.  Yet you don't try. The first is the deck next to the Riverwalk 4th floor restaurant "Moby-Dick". It seems the deck came back from a trip and find the design of the buildings was established as an intentionally.  Great! On the way to move from the restaurants to NHK building 4th floor of Riverwalk is next, but half-round passage.  Kokura Castle seen from space of the buildings! The last bridge Purple Purple River on the East side (side izutsuya) water zone and ogai bridge between. You can blow representative ogura ogura girl you can imagine anyone as tourist attractions. Blessed day my house, the Kokura Castle yes I feel. Water zone's first experience of the family! Barrage.
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  • Kumamoto isn’t accessible inside at the moment so in Kyushu this is the place to go. I came as part of a group but obviously castles you can do alone or with family, a partner or whoever is around! I ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small but quite beautiful. Especially in spring
  • The Kokura Castle area is quite small comparing to other famous castles around Japan. Nice scenic though.
  • I miss this place. I was a very nice experience.

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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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