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“Stairs inside Castle are Steep.”
Review of Kochi Castle

Kochi Castle
Ranked #4 of 153 things to do in Kochi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Climbing up to the castle, the steps are not too hard though some are steep.
Though small, the castle is interesting. You leave your shoes at the entrance to the main building and once inside, the stairs are steep.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the best castle (Matsumoto Castle in Kofu is the best). The entire castle is so beautiful and located in the middle of Kochi Town.I love the statue of Kazutoyo and his wife right in front of the castle and their story of strong relationship. Worth a visit and will definitely return should there's a chance.Be here in autumn and you can see the momiji "burning" red in colour around the area.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

I've seen the concrete Osaka (castle) museum, Matsumoto Castle (Nagano) and Himeji castle.
Whilst Himeji is impressive, three crowds are too large to fully enjoy it.
This one on the other hand is small, yet has a beautiful garden AND it isn't crowded! (at least when we went).
As it was a hot sumemmer day it was most redressing to relax in the keep, the wind was the best! There is no way to fully enjoy the other castles due to crowds, but this was the best. If give been disappointed by past castles then you should enjoy this one!

1  Thank yosi84
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Kochi Castle is an actual, real castle. Due to Kochi's generally low importance, it was never bombed during WWII. To this day, a fair amount of the actual castle structure remains. Of course, the building may very well have been reparied, remodeled, rebuilt and refurbished to the point that nothing truly original remains...but it's not made of concrete! Beautiful place.

1  Thank Henro88
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

I really like this castle because it is simple, it is old and it has interesting things to see within it.
The castle sits a top a tall hill and even without paying to go inside, you can sit outside and enjoy the view.
In Autumn and Winter, there are several lantern and candle festivals.
In the Spring, you can enjoy the Cherry blossoms. Guided tours are also available but I have never been on one. It's truly a beautiful area to visit

1  Thank Smilernats
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