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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  • Not much really to travel in Kitakyushu itself. Kokura Castle tickets available for purchase at a time, with the Memorial, garden.
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  • 1602 is a castle was built by, Hosokawa Tadaoki Hosokawa Tadaoki-Mr. It is also known as Katsuyama Castle. It was a splendid stone wall. I think I feel the history of the Castle. You can see stunning cherry blossom season, there are a lot of cherry trees. I went in early March was still tsbomi.
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  • Down also in the carefully watched on the Castle castle remains. Castle also widely felt, stone, wall, gate history.
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  • 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.

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