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Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #8 of 50 attractions in Kitakyushu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Never seen a Japanese castle before, and it was like wow! It looks fantastic and there are great grounds and other building as well. Museum in side the Castle is very informative with lots of fun interactive stuff to do. Do visit the Japanese Pickle Shop in the grounds as well. We were there just before cherry blossom time -... More

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Tel aviv
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

located quite close to the kokura station, the castle provides nice review on the life hundreds of years ago. if you dont know japanees than your experiance will be limted.the cost is less than 500 yen and with additional feee you can visit the near by gardens. overall score: only if you dont have anything else to do.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Castle stands right next to a very modern shopping centre! The Castle was destroyed by fire in 1868 was been completley re-build accurately in 1959. It has some very interesting artefacts and if you want to hold a Samuri sword - this is your chance (very heavy). There are four storeys and the first time I have seen modern... More

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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

From the outside, you might think that the inside would be non-Japanese tourist friendly. The display and pamphlet on the outside had English ... but inside all the displays were in Japanese only. I did not enjoy it because I simply dont know what I was suppose to be knowing and learning.

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Manila, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The castle looks great, even if it is a reconstruction. Great to take pictures! The museum inside has various things to do - a diorama exhibit, looking at period pieces, some interactive exhibits, a doll show and a viewing deck on the top floor. There's also a souvenir shop near the entrance.

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San Giljan, null, Malta
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

castle in the center of the city of Kitakyushu. This area is good for shopping and sightseeing. There are a lot of restaurants and department stores and shopping malls around the Kokura Castle. I recommend you to go to the March of the cherry blossoms in full bloom!! http://www.kid.ne.jp/kokurajou/html/e_index.html

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This place is very nice, but behind the castle they build new shopping center, made the historical moment gone by a shopping center

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Fukuoka, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This castle has a lot of exhibisions to learn Japanese history and old culture, for example, a meal for a lord, Japanese swords, a model of an old Japanese townscape, Japanese works of art and so on. In those things, the picture of a huge tiger, called "Mukaetora(迎え虎)", is pretty powerful and will move you. Children can enjoy riding a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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204 reviews 204 reviews
114 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Kokura Castle has a lot of interaction with exhibits which makes the castle interesting for young and old. It has access for the elderly and wheel chairs. there are 7 chairlifts for the 1-5 floors. Attendants are required for the use of these. The castle was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki in 1602. On entering the castle you are greeted by... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I learned a lot about this caste and how history was made here. Which was quite interesting, this was a great place to visit and learn about it.

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