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Kokura Castle, Kitakyushu

(3.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Japan sex is definitely now seem to diverge. Three adult Kumamoto Castle, the castle of Himeji, Himeji-Jo Castle compared with somewhat of a downer. But Japan has only if this seems to be a baby. Just went for a walk are also coming. The scenery there is Kura Sarah Yamaguchi night Bonnie 5th floor observation deck is not recommended.
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  • 390000 stones speaking of Kokura-Han during the Edo period that Sasaki Kojiro fencing instructor who was with the clan. A clan with the name only to I went expecting awful Kokura Castle and splendid will be. Though! What little things? Tenderness to the populace of Hosokawa Tadaoki easing a little bit of what I came looking at Kumamoto Castle, Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle and freely interpreted and understood hehe lol development building was reconstructed of concrete is a thing. You might want to go so near the station Hall was relaxed, ogura walk passing in.
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  • I hear talk about Kitakyushu is bad, but to explore the Kokura Castle and town with history coexist, is a good thing. There is a shopping area, lively, vibrant. The in Kokura Castle is a small castle is unbearable. Feel the history in the Castle and leave once industrial city, Kitakyushu is the present-day town of Kokura. Concentrated on the tour of the Castle and got out when the guests can enjoy a moment of time slip. Kokura Castle is a place with personality is different from other cities, are indispensable to tourism in Kokura.
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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!