Kokura Castle, 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.
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  • We explore the castle in Ogasawara of Kokura Castle and 8 Hanshin. The stone wall of the castle is able to feel the history. 8 Hanshin, Kyushu's oldest and the stone Torii gate was in existence. Soon so come hear the sound of Gion Daiko. Why come to Kokura, too please once.
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  • Walk came partly from the hotel were staying. Because the castle is patterned concrete tower reconstruction was early in the morning and foreign tourists. Because it is close to the Government who very much for those who commute.
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  • I heard GW. Holiday and it was very crowded. Castle Garden, Matsumoto Museum of Qing and Zhang set rates. Better all round should come to see the map, discovering that. Quite a walk going wrong. Kokura Castle is a beautiful castle walls. I think good looks in the Castle.
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  • Kokura Castle, being a tourist magnet of Kitakyushu, draws in thousands of tourists every year. The castle is indeed beautiful and majestic in its appearance. It is surrounded by a moat and stands tall in the middle of the water. Its beauty is increased by the surrounding greenery and the Murasaki river which flows beside it. Riverwalk shopping mall is located adjacent to it, giving a stark contrast between the ancient and modern era of Japan. The castle surroundings is a nice place to take an evening stroll and relax, although during the weekends a lot of people throng here..
  • It's smallish castle but there's a few interesting interactive stuff inside like you can experience getting carried in one of the olden style carriage or race against courier. There's a combo ticket for the castle and a nearby garden but unfortunately when I was there a few weeks ago, they were draining all the water.
  • The museum inside the castle was a bit boring, however the outside surrounding was quite nice, peaceful garden.
  • It's small but packed with interesting information in English. Interactive corners for all ages
  • 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.
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