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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. 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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  • Small Castle located in town just across the purple side past the izutsuya. Perfect as usual, but this time I went to cherry blossom season involved paperwork. Was thronged with tourists enjoying seeing cherry blossom. The cherry blossom season is very beautiful. Though not usually too crowded to walk is the place.
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  • Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life so if travel to Kokura, easy to drop in next to the Riverwalk, stroll is very clean and the location and atmosphere exactly.
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  • Sex is not a very large building called the cherry blossoms blooming perimeter walk pretty good to.
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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!