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Kochi Castle高知城

Historical Monument

A castle called “Otakasayama Castle” was built before the Warring States Period, but Kochi Castle was established by the first Tosa feudal lord, Yamanouchi Kazutoyo at the beginning of the Edo period. It is also known as the only castle where the structures in the inner citadel remain completely intact. 15 of the buildings have been designated as Important Cultural Properties. There are also statues of Taisuke Itagaki, Yamanouchi Kazutoyo and his wife, Chiyo located near Ote-mon gate, and the castle keep’s magical form rises from the surface as it is illuminated at night.

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place Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Marunouchi 1-2-1
phone 0888245701

Review of Kochi Castle

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Reviewed:2018/11/13 A Piece of History
One of the few intact original castles in Japan, Kochi Castle gives visitors a glimpse into life in samurai times. The woodwork is spectacular and the gardens and views lovely. The castle is...
Reviewed:2018/11/13 Something timeless in a modern city
We went to Kochi Castle after finding out that it is one of the original castles that were still intact in Japan. Looking for this landmark in the city, we were surprised that it is located in the...
Reviewed:2018/11/08 Fantastic location
This castle has to be one of the best preserved castles in Japan. The view is spectacular. Access is easy but there are many steep steps to climb. Not recommended for handicapped, elderly and less...

Details

Address

Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Marunouchi 1-2-1 [map]

Phone

0888245701

Hours
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Closed
12/26-1/1
Fees
Over 18420 yen, under 18 (must show student ID etc) Free
Parking Lot
Available(65spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

    There is no Bus Stop nearby.
    There is no IC nearby.

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The largest of Shikoku's prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island's most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you're a pilgrim or not, Kochi's 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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