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Kokura Castle

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Worth a walk around

Nice place to visit for a walk around. The inside was closed I am unsure why - maybe renovations... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Perth, Australia
Small castle with garden

Pleasant visit to this castle. It’s at a walkable distance from the Kokura Station. There’s... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0813, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

Nice place to visit for a walk around. The inside was closed I am unsure why - maybe renovations. We walked there from around the station area following the well marked signs.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Kokura Castle is really the only cultural sight around Kokura Station. While the castle wasn’t anything unique if one has visited a few Japanese castles, it provided a good centerpiece in the middle of the little fall colors that were left. It was under renovation,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Unfotunately the castle was closed until March 31 2019 so I was unable to visit the inside. The outside however looked very nice and well kept. The castle is located inside a nice park within a short walking distance from the JR station.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank olafoomes
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Pleasant visit to this castle. It’s at a walkable distance from the Kokura Station. There’s chargeable fee if you want to enter the castle and there was street food stalls around the garden as well.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank inspchin
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Staying in Kokura for a couple of nights, I first came across the castle whilst going on a stroll after dark. At night, the castle looks spectacular; with its' elevated position, the floodlit white walls truly stand out against the dark night sky and with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Peter320318
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Small castle if compared with Osaka castle. Some kids activities. View from top is quite nice, but shopping mall nearby, which block the view.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Within walking distance from the Kokura JR Station. Along the way, you will pass the massive covered arcade shopping as well as the big shopping mall that is adjacent to the attraction. Combined entry fees may be bought. Very historical in nature and one of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Compared to Kumamoto Castle and Osaka Castle, which I visited before I came to this castle, surely this castle is a lot smaller. Inside this castle is a museum, well, almost all castles in Japan are museums I think so don't be disappointed about that...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Setiawan D
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Rather small size but majestically stands on tall wall surrounded by water pond. It's next to a shrine and japanese garden that worth to visit while in Kitakyushu.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank bobbysumarkho
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The castle is stunning to look at, particularly at night when it is lit up. Inside there in an interesting museum and a good view point of parts of the city.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank RSO_1993
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Kyushu Itinerary (35 Replies)
I'm going to kyushu this november. Any opinion on my itinerary? Going from nov 21 to 27. Nov 21, Mon Kokura Castle Yasaka Shrine City Manga Museum あるある Kissho-ji Temple ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nov 22, Tues Kumamoto castle Sakuranobaba Johsaien 桜の馬場城彩苑 Suizenji Koen 水前寺成趣園 Shimotori Shotengai Ekimachi Itchome Kumamoto Honmyoji 肥後 本妙寺 ...More
October 03, 2016|
Response fromETflyer|
What are you going to do in Kisshoji Temple on 21? Other 3 in Kitakyushu is within walking distance from Kokura station. How are you going to Kisshoji? Seems too much on 23 in Nagasaki. Its technically possible, but it won't be practical for pleasure travel.
Boston, Massachusetts
Transportation help! (6 Replies)
I will be staying at a friend's place in Kokura during my stay in Kyushu, so I will probably buy the 5-day Northern Kyushu pass. However I'm not sure what to do for the rest of my trip. Buying the 7 day JR pass wouldn't be good enough to cover me until the end, but a 14-day pass seems too much? (Plus I know I will be using non-JR trains for some parts.) Any ideas? I'm open to taking overnight highway buses if need be (doesn't seem bad for Kanazawa to Tokyo), but trains would still be my top...More
August 17, 2014|
Response fromShibuyakko|
Why is the number one destination, Kyoto, missing from your itinerary? Have you been there before? If not, you should really include it. Think about shortening Okayama part and stay in Kyoto/Osaka for several days. Hiroshima/Miyajima is more impressive than Okayama as well. If I were you, I'd buy the 14 Day JR Pass and activate it on Day 3.