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Kokura (小倉)

 

Kokura had flouriched as a castle town until end of the 19th century.
Now, it is the heart of Kitakyushu-city, and many of the main tourist 
spots, hotels, shopping districts and restaurants are located around 
JR Kokura station.
The “must-see” sights of
Kokura Castle, Kokura Castle Garden 
and
River Walk Kitakyushu are within walking distance and can be
reached by going through the
local shopping arcade from Kyomachi
to Uomachi.

 

Where to explore

 

Kokura Castle

One of the Must visit destination in Kitakyushulocated 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”.  more


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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Shinozaki Hachiman Shrine

One of the most beautiful Shinto Shrine in Kitakyushu.
The sacred places believed to give visitors some special 
energy and a spiritual force that heals and refreshes.
The shrine was founded in 584 after gods of Haciman 
Shrine Ojin Emperor and Jimgu Empress. 

 

Shopping

 

River Walk Kitasyushu

River Walk Kitakyushu is a large commercial facility near 
the Murasaki River and Kokura Castle.
It was opened as part of the Kitakyushu Renaissance 
Scheme in 2003, and possesses many colorful and originally
designed buildings. 
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Tanga market 

 Tanga Market is a typical Japanese market, known as 
“the kitchen” in
 Kitakyushu-city. There are more than 
120 shops in the 180 metre-long arcade. Here you get 
a true taste of the culture and sample the real life style  
of the people living in Kitakyushu.
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Festival

 

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, and the Taiko Performing Parade held 

at Komonji-dori street on July 16th.  more


 

Wasshoi Million Summer Fastival

The Festival is one of the festivals representing Kyushu 
and  started in 1988 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of th
formation of the city and has more than one and half million
spectators every year.
 

It is held in Kokura on the 1st Saturday and Sunday in August.


 

Local specialities and cuisines

 

Food stall at Tanga

At night time, food stalls open in the square in front of 
Tanga Market
.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various 
ingredients) and ramen.

 

 

 

 - Blog, Kyushu travel guide