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Kyushu Travel Guide

Kokura Castle

 

Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle

 

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.

 


 

Castle tower​​

   

 

Moat arounf Castle Tower

 

 

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

 

 

   
     

 

Around Castle tower


 

General information

Address 2-1 Jonai Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

15 minutes walk from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin


 

 

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