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Address: 2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0813, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 93-561-1210
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Very good museum and architecture

Easy to reach castle in the middle of Kokura city, with beautiful architecture and a remarkable museum inside where I specially recommend to visit the diorama showing how the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Shanghai
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Shanghai
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Easy to reach castle in the middle of Kokura city, with beautiful architecture and a remarkable museum inside where I specially recommend to visit the diorama showing how the city was in 1600 made with paper dolls, it is said to be one of the largest in Japan. Even if all the explanations are all in Japanese is worth the... More 

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Singapore
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We read much about this hidden gem right smack in Fukuoka’s KitaKyshu that we decided to make a trip here. Unfortunately this will be a “half” review as the Kokura Castle (小倉城 Kokura-jō?) was closed for renovation work (improvement work to prevent against earthquake) when we reached there in mid-Nov. This despite we checked KitaKyshu website 1-week before we depart…... More 

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Atlanta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This castle was built in the early 1600s, but burned down in 1866 during a local civil war. So what you see now is a reconstructed version, like so many throughout Japan. The castle contains artifacts, a lovely diorama of the castle area. One Yen700 ticket gives you access to the castle, a nearby museum and the local gardens.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We only were able to visit the outside due to damage created by a storm, but what we saw was quite something. Although it is difficult to get to (steep roadway) we would like to go back and see the interior.

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Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The castle was closed for renovation when I visited. It should be noted that the renovation notice was posted only in the Japanese version of the website (English version of the website seems not as actively updated). Anyway, visitors may still walk around the neat and quiet castle grounds. The castle itself looks well-maintained. This is the 3rd Japanese castle... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Was disappointed that on the web site it was not posted that it was closed due to some renovations due to an earth quake. By all means not their fault, but when you look at the web site for hours and it says they are open, you travel there to find it is closed

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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