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Nice view from here

Unique location of castle nearby the sea. A panoramic view and picture for the sea is worthwhile a... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
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The view from the keep is worth the admission fee of 300 yen.

We first paid a visit to the castle ruins which is on a hill top about fifty meters above sea... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
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16-1 Kitsuki, Kitsuki 873-0001, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

There is an English brochure, but most of the information is in Japanese. However you can try on some real armor and look out over a view of the entire city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WanderingTotoro18
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Kitsuki Castle is Japan`s smallest castle. It is located on one of the city`s plateaus facing the sea. From there you can have beautiful overlook on the city and the area around. Inside the castle, you can find an exhibition and you can wear also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Unique location of castle nearby the sea. A panoramic view and picture for the sea is worthwhile a visit. Despite the small size of castle, worth a visit with car or self drive. Parking is free, thus suitable for self drive. The surrounding area is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PL C
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We first paid a visit to the castle ruins which is on a hill top about fifty meters above sea level. This has now become a city park and a keep has been constructed in modern years as a museum. There is a strong stone...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Inside you will see about Japanese samurai history and their uniform including sword. On the third floor of castle you will see the night view of Kitsuki city.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ray V
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I was told this was the smallest existing castle of all in Japan. However, I really enjoyed the view. There were three floors. The top floor actually overlooked the mountains, the sea and the castle town under the hill. The entrance fee was 300 yen....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank BestLambert
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the smaller castles in Japan. Has a small graveyard in the grounds leading up to the castle. Great view of the area around kitsuki from a small observation area outside the castle.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 352edwarda
Reviewed November 9, 2014

Perhaps I need to visit again, but I was not impressed by the castle itself. The town is far more charming. I didn`t go inside the castle, and found the construction below rather distracting from the seaside view. The was a man carving bamboo who...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Christiana A
Reviewed May 10, 2014

I've been to over 115 Japanese castles by now, so I guess it's hard to impress me. Kitsuki Castle is a nice, small caste and you have a lovely view from up there. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit that castle to...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank zoomingjapan
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Yes I have to agree with previous posting that this castle is small in comparison to Osaka, Himiji and other castles in Japan, but.... I happen to love Japan's wonderful history and enjoy visiting the many smaller towns with their own unique history and I...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
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