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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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Constructed in the 1600s, this castle was originally named Otakasaka...

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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A medium castle in Japan

This is a rather small castle compared with Osaka or Nagoya castle. However, this is the landmark we must visit in Kochi city. At the same time, I would rather happy to see all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rather small castle compared with Osaka or Nagoya castle. However, this is the landmark we must visit in Kochi city. At the same time, I would rather happy to see all the small shops along the road to this castle (on every Sunday). We can buy lots of fresh fruits and dry seafoods.

Thank NelsonHongKong
Victoria, Canada
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303 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to more impressive castles in Japan but this one is well worth a visit. There are multiple stairs to climb in order to get into the main tower but the views are worth the effort. Some signage is in English. The castle closes at 5:00 PM.

Thank fishnguy
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

420 yen entry is good going for something like this. The castle building is impressive and there's some good historical displays inside. A lot have English translation. Nice views of the city from the top. And there was free wifi here to top it off.

Thank enchantedjockstrap
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Was with cruise ship at Kochi port and came into heart of town. Interesting visit if you have never visited any Japanese castle before. Not too large to walk. Has nice gardens with large Koi fishes along rivers towards castle.

Thank sg_ninja
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is a beautifully maintained castle, with great views from the top. Some steep stairs to climb, but it's worth the effort! The displays and information around the castle were really interesting and informative.

Thank nadiag123
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Kochi castle was great. The presentation in the castle was good, English version of the information was above the normal. You got a real grasp of the history. Staff were helpful. Got some great photos. My fourth original castle in Shikoku. Really impressed with the grounds.

Thank Gary B
kuala lumpur
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited the castle quite late. There is a market fair near the entrance of the castle. The castle itself is positioned on a large area. We did not enter the castle as it was already late. However the visit to the market place was interesting - lots of iron wares etc.

Thank shankark
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.

Thank downunder2207
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11 attraction reviews
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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

Thank Peter C
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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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