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Kokura Castle

2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0813, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 93-561-1210
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Small castle with garden

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
inspchin
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Picture perfect Japanese castle!

Staying in Kokura for a couple of nights, I first came across the castle whilst going on a stroll... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter320318
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Ulsan, South Korea
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2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0813, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank inspchin
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Peter320318
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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.

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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

Thank tengkin
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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

Thank Setiawan D
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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.

1  Thank Bobby S
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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.

1  Thank RSO_1993
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Kokura Castle is attractive to look at but less interesting inside. There are better castles to visit such as Himeji and Matsue. Worth a look all the same and there are other attractions near by such as the Yasaka Shinto Shrine.

1  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I was left wondering if it would have been better not to visit inside the castle at all to keep the illusion on real castle. There were normal museum displays but no castle feel or look

1  Thank Sanna P
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Kumamoto isn’t accessible inside at the moment so in Kyushu this is the place to go. I came as part of a group but obviously castles you can do alone or with family, a partner or whoever is around! I love Japanese castles and this...More

Thank Simon J
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