Kokura Castle


The structure of the castle tower, called as Karazukuri stype, is simple, but bold. The founder was Tadaoki Hosokawa, who entered the country in 1600 after being granted 400,000 koku (an unit for land mesuring) of land in the Buzen and Bungo areas. Later, Tadamasa Ogasawara entered the country in 1632. Since then, the castle had been the residence of the Ogasawara clan for 10 generations, for about 230 years, until the Meiji period (1868-1912) . The catsle was burnt down in Keio Heitora Incident (1866), and  lost its glory. The present Kokura Castle was rebuilt in 1959.
On the first floor, you can enjoy a high-definition large-screen theater. On the second and third floors, exhibitions related Kokura are displayed. An observatory is on the fifth floor, which offers panoramic view of Kokura city.

※The castle was originally built in 1600.
Wheelchair parking, wheelchair-accessible restrooms, wheelchair rental, cribs, slopes, guide dogs allowed, discounts for disabled persons (limited to Kitakyushu citizens), discounts for senior citizens (limited to Kitakyushu citizens), chair lifts

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 803-0813 福岡県北九州市小倉北区城内2-1
Address 2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 093-561-1210
Contact Kokura Tourism Co., Ltd.
Fax Number 093-561-5246
Closed without a holiday
Price Adults 350 yen, Junior high and high school students 200 yen, Elementary school students 100 yen
Car Park 200 yen for the first hour, 100 yen for every 20 minutes thereafter
Large Parking Lot Bus: 800 yen for the first hour, 500 yen for every 30 minutes thereafter (reservation required for bus parking)
Access Approx. 15 minutes on foot from JR Kokura Station
Approx. 10 minutes walk from JR "Nishi-Kokura" station
Approx. 2 minutes from "Otemachi Ramp
Website https://kokura-castle.jp/

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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