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Kochi Castle

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Address: 1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 88-824-5701
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Description: Constructed in the 1600s, this castle was originally named Otakasaka after...
Constructed in the 1600s, this castle was originally named Otakasaka after the hill on which it resides. Built to defend the city below, the structure was partially damaged by a fire in the early 1700s but never faced a formal attack.
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Another impressive castle - great views from the top

Lots of steps to get to the castle but it is worth the effort. The climb to the top of the castle is steep but also worth the view once you arrive at the top. The grounds are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Lots of steps to get to the castle but it is worth the effort. The climb to the top of the castle is steep but also worth the view once you arrive at the top. The grounds are very pleasant. Good value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Spent a few days in Kochi whilst doing the 88 temples walk and visited castle. Excellent walls, gardens and buildings. Not as big as Osaka but very authentic with beautiful gardens and layout. A fine example of japanese castles and well worth a visit

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OZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Kochi Castle is located about 10 min walk from Kochi station. It is small in comparison to many other castle I have seen, but this one ranks among the prettiest. Many probably would not know if the first Kochi Castle that was constructed between 1601 and 1611 burnt down in 1727. They rebuilt the castle between 1729-1753. So the current... More 

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Kochi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is very small compared to the ones in Kyoto. But it is very lovely. Once you get to the top. the view is Amazing. There is a place where you can buy drinks and rest for a bit. The only problem is that the staffs only speak Japanese, so a good reading before you go would be better.

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Kyoto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

the castle is somewhat small, but pretty and actually authentic. It is one of the few castles in Japan that is all original, not rebuilt. NOT for those with difficulty walking or climbing. The stairs inside are extremely steep, almost vertical, and difficult to climb. Free entry on New Year's Day!

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

One of the things to do in Kochi. Its a small but lovely castle. 1 to 1.5 hours is good enough for a walk in/around the castle and surrounding

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lots of stairs, but it's worth the climb as it's very interesting architecture and history. Some of the gardens, particularly the courtyards, are lovely.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife & myself had the wonderful experience to visit Kochi Castle in Japan, this castle was originally built in 1603 & rebuilt in 1753 after a fire. We had the chance to see this part of Japan when travelling on the Sun Princess from Australia to Japan. We found this wooden castle to filled with history dating back hundreds... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Anyone who wants to try to visit important Japanese castles would have to include Kochi Castle on that list. There are some castles that seem crowded and small and historically unimportant but Kochi castle is just the opposite. It is structurally fascinating with lots of intelligent designs like trick gates and entrances that lead to blind "traps" where an invading... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went there when I was in the university in March. Nice weather. Nice scenery. Nice architecture. I wish I could go there again, now with a princess costumes LOL

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Address: Address: 1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 88-824-5701
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Shikoku  >  Kochi Prefecture  >  Kochi

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