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Castelo de Kochi, Kochi
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Take a tour of Castelo de Kochi, one of only twelve remaining Japanese castles. Built in the early 1600s, it had to be thoroughly restored in the 18th century after a fire, but stills retains a large entrance gate, built in 1610. Roam the historic grounds--known as Kochi Park--admire the well preserved castle walls, and wander through the manicured gardens. Climb to the top of the main tower, which functions as a small museum, for panoramic views of the city. A visit to Castelo de Kochi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kochi vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The entire main bailey of Kōchi Castle is preserved from the Edo Period, making it extra special even amongst the 12 original keeps of Japanese castles. This was truly one of the best sites I visited ...  more »
  • Abolished nor World War II through the Edo period remained. 100 meijo excursion to the Kumamoto Castle and as good as it is.
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  • Explanatory material is rich and excellent. We have the understanding of the history of Kochi Castle, stone wall. Great and free lockers.
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  • Nice view and beatiful castle grounds. Worth a visit if you're in Koci.
  • One of Japan's few remaining original castles. It's unique in that the main keep has an attached residence whereas most castles the residences are in the ninomaru.
  • A beautiful castle and one of few originals in Japan that weren't rebuilt. The walk up to the top is really nice, and the view from the very top itself is beautiful. I highly recommend this.
  • One of the originals and the only castle in Japan that I have visited in the rain. It was still very enjoyable in the rain but finding a place to put my umbrella was difficult. I would love to return and enjoy it in the sunlight!
  • Beautiful castle, amazing architecture. Brings the image of Shogun tele-series to mind.