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Kokura Castle

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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 14 July 2018
inspchin
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London, United Kingdom
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Mini castle, but fun

Small castle if compared with Osaka castle. Some kids activities. View from top is quite nice... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Mollymoon_26
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Bangkok
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2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0813, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 14 July 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.

Thank inspchin
Reviewed 11 July 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

1  Thank Peter320318
Reviewed 29 May 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 26 May 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
Reviewed 1 March 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
Reviewed 3 January 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
Reviewed 6 December 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
Reviewed 22 November 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
Reviewed 9 November 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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