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Kokura Castle小倉城

Historical Monument

This castle was constructed by Hosokawa Tadaoki over a period of seven years starting in 1602. A characteristic of this castle is the large castle keep built in Kara-zukuri style where the fifth floor is larger than the fourth floor, and there are no roof eaves between the fourth floor and fifth floor. The stone walls, in a style known as Nozura-tsumi because they do not use any hewn stone, are a must-see. Inside the castle is a history zone with a diorama that is a model of the castle-town, and the castle keep has an observation zone that offers a 360-degree view of Kokura’s townscape. The castle grounds are a famous spot for hanami cherry blossom viewing parties when the approximately 300 cherry trees are in bloom.


Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Jounai 2-1 (Kita-Kyushu / Kokura / MojiArea)

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Review of Kokura Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/04 Replica and Great for Kids
This castle was built for children more than adults. Theres a lot of interactive things to do for them. The history is interesting too and the castle replica is very beautiful. The garden nearby is...
Reviewed:2019/11/01 Interesting and fun
This nicely restored castle has a good mix of history and fun. Walkable from the Kokura train station. Kids, including those 65+ will enjoy riding the palanquin and sitting in on a samurai war...
Reviewed:2019/10/21 Castle
This renovated castle shows off well with a nice presentation . Fun to try on kimono and shogun outfits

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Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Jounai 2-1 [ map ]
Kita-Kyushu / Kokura / MojiArea
open everyday
General350yen, 200yen, Elementary School Students100yen
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 15, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          The most northerly of Kyushu island's prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan's most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture's capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country - a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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