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Kochi Castle

1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-824-5701
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Interesting place, great views, but be prepared to climb plenty of steps

Quite a climb to get to the top, but well worth it once you're there. A really nice castle, with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
junkymotown
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Japan
A Long Climb but well worth it.

Unique experience and history, many points of interest on the defences of the castle to be seen. We... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
grumpee-58
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Brisbane, Australia
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Constructed in the 1600s, this castle was originally named Otakasaka after the hill on which it resides. Built to defend the city below, the structure was partially damaged by a fire in the early 1700s but never faced a formal attack.
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1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
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"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"remove your shoes"
in 4 reviews
"great views from the top"
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"volunteer guides"
in 3 reviews
"main tower"
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"steep stairs"
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"bus terminal"
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"easy walking distance"
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"walk up"
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"interesting displays"
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"during wwii"
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"sakura season"
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"cruise ship"
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"nice view"
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"admission fee"
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"nice walk"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite a climb to get to the top, but well worth it once you're there. A really nice castle, with interesting exhibits inside. A wonderful view over Kochi when you reach the top, up steep steps all the way.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Unique experience and history, many points of interest on the defences of the castle to be seen. We were luck we were approached by a volunteer guide who took us through the whole castle and explained a lot about the castle.The view from the top...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Take the time to explore this castle. You can climb to the top for magnificent views. There is quite a lot to see.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Interesting history of the area & people is found on signs around the grounds with monuments and explanations of what they represent. The walk up to the castle is a journey with many stairs and beautiful gardens and vistas of the surrounding countryside and city....More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Kochi castle is one of few castles in Japan that is still fairly original. So many of the castles in Japan were destroyed during the war so this is one you should visit. It costs 420Y pp to enter and you will need to remove...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Koci-jo is one of the 12 castes in Japan which have survived wars, fires , earthquakes and destructions. First constructed between 1601 and 1611 but rebuilt in 1748 after a fire. The castle was the seat of the Yamauchi lords who ruled over the surrounding...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent example of Japanese history and architecture. Kept up well and interesting but not enough exhibits and English explanations. Very difficult to have a guide inside because it is so tight. Steps both inside and out are a bit tricky too. This...More

Thank fizzy1991
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Great Castle to visit-with great views from the top level. The models of wha tlife then is really good. But be warned the step inside can be challenging for the elderly...

Thank Kenneth F
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Beautiful setting, great for photographers. You take off your shoes if you want to visit the tower. You get a nice 360-view of the town from the top. Lots of interesting displays throughout the castle, unlike many other Japanese castles which only exhibit bare hallways...More

Thank DYA717
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Great remaining original castle. Steep stairs/ladders up but gorgeous cooling breezes captured inside. Beautiful in Sakura season.

Thank victoria h
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January 20, 2018|
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Response from steveamcb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know where the Kochi cruise port terminal is located, something you need to check on the cruise. However Kochi is not a huge city so it is probably not that far. I would allow 60-90 mins to view Kochi Castle... More
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Response from Robertal34 | Reviewed this property |
Since relatively less English equipped in Shikoku in general so better to get a guide. But it is actual not difficult to go about without.
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