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Address: 2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0813, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful reflection on glass-wall

The main keep is a concrete re-construction surrounded by modern commercial buildings and shopping malls. So you may see a beautiful reflection of the castle on a glass-wall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The main keep is a concrete re-construction surrounded by modern commercial buildings and shopping malls. So you may see a beautiful reflection of the castle on a glass-wall building on a sunny day. Around 10-15 walk from the JR station. Photos are ALLOWED in the Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Kokura castle is a nice place which has explained the history of the castle and their Japanese culture with dramas. It's very convenient and interesting place for a foreigner. I wish I could have spent more time there

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Thank Divya N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

there are a lot of modern tall building around castle.it make contrast between old and new building .if you travel north kyushu,it is good idea to pay visit it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The castle was rebuilt in 1959 so everything is a reconstruction. On the outside it looks great. Inside is boring. I should've listened to the others who said don't bother to go in. The view from the top is nice but you can actually get the same view (plus the castle) from the next door mall so I think you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A good castle to visit if you're in the area, given Kumamoto is closed indefinitely. Worth a walk around, don't bother going inside though (unless you're like me and feel it's important to stimulate the local economy and keep these things going - on principle).

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Thank Al W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The castle itself offers many great photo opportunities especially at sunset. It is also conveniently located directly next to a shopping center. I wish I could have spent more time there. I will go back on my next visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

There is a large car park beneath the area. I parked the car and walk up to take pictures. Entrance to the castle is ¥350. The nearby mall is River Walk, a landmark mall with the art museum in the 5th and 6th floor. With a little walk along the river, you can spend a leisure afternoon there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The castle is within walking distance (for young people) from the JR station. A shopping mall is also nearby. The castle is surrounded by waterway where you can see many huge carps and tortoises. After finsihing all the steps to the top of the castle the view is no doubt refreshing. You can see around the whole city with a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I was an impressive building with impressive surroundings. But that's it. There is no use in going inside as it's just a rebuilt former castle. I've seen better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Beautifully laid-out, lovely gardens, terrific view from the top, and very interesting. Excellent gift shop!

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