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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 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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Kochi Castle - small and contemplative

Kochi Castle, located on the island of Shikoku, is a very romantically situated castle. The climb to the castle is not suitable for wheelchairs and goes a little bit uphill. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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Wittenberge, Germany
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Wittenberge, Germany
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Kochi Castle, located on the island of Shikoku, is a very romantically situated castle. The climb to the castle is not suitable for wheelchairs and goes a little bit uphill. But that is the only downside. Otherwise convinced the small castle with its simple traditional construction. Inside the castle a lot of importance is attached, that visitors can understand the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Being one of the most important castle in Shikoku, the Kochi castle truly worth the visit. While we were there, they had on a flower arrangement exhibition in the castle which was very nice too. There are plenty of signs with background details on each part of the castle and are great helps to foreigner like us who may not... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank NelsonHongKong
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank fishnguy
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Singapore
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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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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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.

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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.

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Thank Gary B
kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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.

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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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