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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.

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place Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Jounai 2-1
phone 0935611210

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Address

Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Jounai 2-1 [map]

Phone

0935611210

Hours
[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-18:00
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
General 350yen, Senior High School Student 200yen, Elementary School Students 100yen
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Available
Credit Card
Not available

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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