Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by
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.
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.
|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