Kokura was the transportation hub from Honshu and all areas of Kyushu during Edo
period from 17th to 19th century. The Castle town was constructed in the Kokura and
Kokura Castle was build in 1602 and spent 7 years construction at the north side of
Kokura facing to Kanmon strait and next to Murasaki river.
The height of Castle tower is 6th tallest in Japan after Himeji Castle.
The castle had a fivefold and six layered donjon and it was built in the architectural
style called “Kara-zukuri”.
You can take many photos of traditional Japanese scenery that you have never
Moat around Castle tower
|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