Nakatsu Castle

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Nakatsu Castle
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nakatsu castle tower is a museum of the Okudaira family, who were hereditary vassals of the Tokugawa family. Priceless heirlooms such as; a weapon that was used at the battle of Nagashino; armor and battle coats passed down and worn by successive generations; and writing in Tokugawa Ieyasu's own hand can be viewed by the general public. In 2011, fuelled by the company charged with upholding the spirit of the Okudaira clan, newly-emerged Nakatsu Castle (Museum of the Okudaira) starts its new life holding a variety of events and projects for the citizens of Nakatsu city.
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan12,458 contributions
Solo
Nakatsu Castle is, beside Fukuzawa Yukichi’s former residence, certainly the main tourist attraction in Nakatsu. However, the exhibit inside is much similar to that of other castles, and there is nothing extraordinary. However, the view from the castle tower is very nice, and even just for that it is worth visiting.
Written January 20, 2021
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Neal Fairweather
Swansea, UK66 contributions
Visited Nakatsu Castle on a free day from our Business stay in Nakatsu City. Interesting history and low cost entrance fee. Nice to sample some true Japanese culture during our busy schedule.
Written January 26, 2020
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,170 contributions
Couples
I had had an interest in the castle as it was originally founded by Josui Kuroda who was advisor to Hideyoshi Toyotomi that established nation-wide rule in 1590. Kuroda remains in history as one of the most astute advisors of Japan. What remains today are only the stone foundations and ruins. The base stone foundation built by Kuroda is the oldest existing in Kyuushuu. Hosokawa who became the next resident of Nakatsu Castle expanded the castle in the early 17th century. You can see the stone foundation that was added later by Hosokawa. The magnificent keep was built in 1964 but I understand that it may not be a true replica of the original. The keep is now a museum displaying objects from the Okudaira family who were the feudal lords of Nakatsu till the Meiji Restoration. We went up the keep to the top floor to command a good view from the top. If you are interested in the Ooita area please browse the article on my homepage Rediscovering Japan (Ooita).
Written October 20, 2017
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Ongsters O
76 contributions
Couples
Castle is charming. Very serene around the castle. Nice short visit over my stay at Beppu. The shrine beside it was nice and serene too. Lots of parking at the shrine.
Written July 7, 2017
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Jason M
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States3 contributions
Family
We was able visit with the manager Ms Uchikawa and explain that we were there looking for history of my wife's family. She was very helpful, looking through the records and she let me put on the helmet (replica) and war coat of the first great Okudaira leader Nobasa. Nakatsu will arrange for a free tour guide whom explained the history which was fascinating. I enjoyed it very much and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thank you Nakatsu!!
Written June 13, 2017
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Lambert
Taipei, Taiwan1,769 contributions
Solo
The castle was around 15 minutes of way away from the Nakatsu Station. And the entrance fee was 400 yen per adult.

Beside the castle was the Nakatsu river. Therefore, the top of the castle overlooked great view of the river.

The castle was 5-story. From afar, it looked quite magnificent. Around the castle there were somehow several Japanese shrines.
Written September 24, 2016
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japanfan2016
Fukuoka, Japan43 contributions
This castle was the center of the former feudal domain Nakatsu and the seat of the Okudaira clan. The central tower houses an educating exhibition on the local history of Nakatsu which was one of the important ports during the Edo period.
Written April 20, 2016
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Paul E
Canberra, Australia70 contributions
This was a great place to visit along with nearby Kitsuki. The cherry blossoms made it all worthwhile. Interesting temple area to explore.
Written December 15, 2015
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Alexander WOO
Hong Kong, China157 contributions
Friends
I went there at the end of March 2015. Unlucky, the sakura just started to bloom. I am sure it will be very nice during cherry blossom.

However, it is still a nice place for phototaking of the entire castle because the back of the castle is very clear. I went there at night and in the morning afterwards.

Nakatsu castle is one of the famous castle with river surrounding. So the reflection is very nice. Without strong lighting at night, the yellow light along the street makes the castle so golden!!!
Written April 26, 2015
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BluePhoenix1908
Germany89 contributions
I went to Nakatsu Castle on one of the town festival in early May. There were some samurai outfits and a tons of traditional activities took place in the castle area.
The castle was not so big but the content in the museum was rich.
Written August 15, 2014
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