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Address: 1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 88-824-5701
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Constructed in the 1600s, this castle was originally named Otakasaka after...

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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To understand samurai's life, Kochi Castle is a right place to go. The displays inside are very informative, and even if you cannot understand Japanese, there are many pictures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love visiting castles of Japan and this is no exception, it's glorious, spectacular and an architectural masterpiece. I often see these castles and wonder of the nightmare the logistics would have been in a time of limited technology but they still managed to build them and build them to last, please don't just walk around and think this is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To understand samurai's life, Kochi Castle is a right place to go. The displays inside are very informative, and even if you cannot understand Japanese, there are many pictures and illustrations. On the top floor, you can enjoy a nice view over the city.

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toronto
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting kochi castle on a hot August day is tough. Go as early as you can--I think that it opens at 10 but u should check that out of their website! Those with mobility issues should probably just view the castle from the distance. There are many steps leading up to the castle--it was built on a hill for protection... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like castles like us, you will also like this one. Nothing that makes it stand out, but the architecture is attractive. When in Kochi, the castle makes for a nice walk, but it closed a bit early.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This version of the castle was completed in 1748 after the original one completed in 1611 burned after a fire started in town below the castle in 1727.

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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had one day in Kochi during a cruise. Traveling with a family of 4 with teens. The main reason I believe the ships port here is to see the Kochi Castle because its known to be one the best preserved Shogun Castles. Kochi Castle (高知城, Kōchijō) is one of just twelve Japanese castles to have survived the fires, wars and... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in a part of the world where you are less than 1 hour drive to around 20+ castles, we thought it would be interesting to see how this one stacked up. We visited on a very hot dsy and the place was quite busy. It's a very steep walk up, with the steps getting bigger thr further up you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What we could see from the ground looked amazing, but since it was an extremely hot humid day and a couple of us felt the climb would be too much we only saw what was visible from the first landing. One of our group did climb to the top and said it was worth the climb for her. She did... More 

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Gangtok, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

While in Kochi, one must visit this castle which has great historical value and commands a stunning view of the city.

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Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A not to be miss place in Kochi . Is one of the best preserve Shogun Castle in Japan with access till the last flor of the construction from where you can see the best panorama of the city . Also a an architectural masterpieces having in mind that is made from wood without using iron pins to keep tight... More 

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