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“Interesting for Young and Old.”
Review of Kokura Castle

Kokura Castle
Ranked #2 of 209 things to do in Kitakyushu
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Kokura Castle has a lot of interaction with exhibits which makes the castle interesting for young and old.
It has access for the elderly and wheel chairs. there are 7 chairlifts for the 1-5 floors. Attendants are required for the use of these.
The castle was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki in 1602.
On entering the castle you are greeted by a 4.7 metre high scroll of a tiger. The artistry is brilliant. The tiger's eyes watch you where ever you stand, whether in front or to one side of the scroll. Another tiger scroll, same size, bids you farewell when you leave the castle.
It is easy to spend 2 hours in the castle.
Entrance fee is 350 yen. If you pay 700 yen you can also visit Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum and Kokura Castle garden. Paid seperately, the Museum costs 500 yen and the Garden 300 yen.
Kokura is 14 minutes by Shinkansen from Fukuoka and the castle 20 minutes walk from JR Kokura Station..

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I learned a lot about this caste and how history was made here. Which was quite interesting, this was a great place to visit and learn about it.

Thank Bob W
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Like most places, the old is mixed in with the new. The flat castle is a great site nestled amongst the high rise shopping centers. It is close to Kokura railway station and is next to a temple which is very colorful.

Thank btnurse
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was our first experience in Southern Japan...Castle, Gardens, Food, City, Culture and our family that shared it with us were all amazing and wonderful....

Thank offherrocker
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

If you do not travel to Japan much definitely go here for the pictures alone! It is surounded by a shopping district and not too far from the mall but this takes you back in time when walking the grounds.

Thank Tony D
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