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Kokura Castle

 

Kokura Castle is one of the Must visit destination in Kitakyushu

located within a walking distance of JR Kokura Stations.

Hosokawa Tadaoki commenced the construction of Kokura Castle in 1602
and spent 7 years to completed it.
The castle had a fivefold and six layered donjon and it was built in the architectural style called “Kara-zukuri”.
Then, it served as a residence of the Ogasawara clan. 
In 1866, it was burnt down by the Choshu War, and the 
existing castle was reconstructed in 1959.

 

Kokura Castle Garden

To the east side of castle, there is Kokura Castle Garden, 
which has reproduced the mansion of a feudal lord from the 
Edo period.
The area around the castle is maintained a 
Katsuyama Park, which is famous for cherry blossom.
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In the Castle tower

 At present, the castle tower is used as a historical museum 
in which you can get a true feel for Kokura as it was centuries 
ago by viewing displays of historical exhibits such as a 
scaled-downmodel showing the castle town site and a special 
mechanical doll theater. 

 

Kokura Gion Daiko Festival

The summer festivals held in july around Kokura Castle, in 
which the main attraction is the playing the drums.
The highlights 
of the Festival which you should not miss are the Taiko 
Performing Contest held at Kokura Castle on July 15th.
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Yasaka Shrine

In Kita-no-maru stands Yasaka Shrine, which was established 
as a guardian shrine for the castle.

 

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