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“Old meets new” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kokura Castle

Kokura Castle
2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0813, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 93-561-1210
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Ranked #15 of 73 Attractions in Kitakyushu
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
London, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Old meets new”
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 chair lifts at an attraction for those who need them. It is next to Kokura Castle Gardens which has an exhibition room showing how influential families lived, their style and manners. You need to take your shoes off - take socks! Excellent phot opportunities.

Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“No English Explanations”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great site”
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.

Visited July 2013
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San Giljan, null, Malta
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“kokura castle and Cherry blossoms”
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

Visited March 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice to visit the place like this”
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

Visited December 2012
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