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Kokura Castle, Kitakyushu
(3.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Come see the latest foliage-filled Castle. I've been a little less fun. 5th floor, so the scenery seen from the observation deck and not reach .....
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  • Is within walking distance from the train station, is a quiet place. Enjoy cheap entry fee, but the views from the top floor is not so good.
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  • there are a lot of modern tall building around castle.it make contrast between old and new building .if you travel north kyushu,it is good idea to pay visit it. 
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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!