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Nakatsu Castle

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Oct 20, 2017
“Famous castle originally built by Josui Kuroda, advisor to Hideyoshi Toyotomi”
Jul 6, 2017
“Small and serene castle”
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...more
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Ninocho Hommaru, Nakatsu 871-0050, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ongsterso
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jason M
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank BestLambert
Reviewed April 20, 2016

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.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank japanfan2016
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was a great place to visit along with nearby Kitsuki. The cherry blossoms made it all worthwhile. Interesting temple area to explore.

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Paul E
Reviewed April 26, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Alexander_WOO
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

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.

3  Thank BluePhoenix1908
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Nakatsu Castle has a majestic and state façade that makes for lovely pictures against the deep blue skies. On the inside, it can get a little boring though if you are not a serious history buff or artifacts kind of person. A lot of stuff...More

Date of experience: January 2013
2  Thank Holidaylove1111
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