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Kokura Castle



Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuokaprefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle

is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture.  The 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 around 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 



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

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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