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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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small but interesting castle!

one of the best castle of japan even if a small one. this one offer the possibility to see behind the fake cupboard doors where guardians was standing to secure their lord.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2016
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Gangtok, India
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

During our visit to Kochi we were fortunate to visit Kochi Castle with an expert guide. We were hosted in Kochi by members of the Japan chapter of our international organization. One of the members just happened to be a volunteer guide for Kochi Castle. When she asked if we wanted a private, escorted tour we jumped at the chance.... More 

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Thank Donna S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

At first, I was not sure if I should go there, because I had been to many other castles in Japan. Finally I decided to have a try. The location is convenient, take the railway and walk for 5 minutes, and you will get there. The weather was pretty fine when I went there, so I took some great photos... More 

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Mid Sussex
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144 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

After the scrums at Kyoto and the queues at Himeji castle this was such a pleasant experience. We came to Kochi after our planned trip to Kyushu was put on hold due to the earthquake. What a friendly and pleasant little city. Everyone seems to have the time to stop and say hello and as we sat waiting to go... More 

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Gandhinagar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

It is excellently preserved castle with lots of history. it should be on the must visit places in Kochi, make sure to hire some local guide to explore the entire castle

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Japanese castles are nothing like their European counterparts. The castle itself is usually quite small and surrounded by temples and outer buildings as opposed to the large moated fortifications in Europe. Kochi castle is a typical example. Cute and in relatively small in compact grounds as the local samurai was only a minor noble. It's worth a visit nonetheless especially... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Well preserved castle with views over the city. The garden and pond are quiet and good play ground for children. The exhibitions are often documented in Japanese and English. The entry price is below 400 yens, children have free entry.

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Kochi, Japan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Kochi Castle is one of the few Japanese castles that still have the original structures. We can also enjoy the beautiful nature and the good-natured, open-hearted people of Kochi.

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Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

one of the best castle of japan even if a small one. this one offer the possibility to see behind the fake cupboard doors where guardians was standing to secure their lord.

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