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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


 

Featured places around Kokura Castle

Kokura Castle Garden River Walk Kitakyushu Yasaka Shrine

 


 

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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