Gururich! Kitakyushu|Kitakyushu City Travel Guide

Tourist attractions

Kokura Castle
Experience an atmospheric stroll in the historical surroundings of Kokura Castle, the town’s symbol .

  • See. Play. Experience.
  • Kokurakita-ku

Learn and Observe , Night View and Light Displays , Flower Attractions

Kokura Castle was built in 1602 by Hosokawa Tadaoki.

This castle’s keep has a distinctive architectural feature called “karazukuri” in which the 5th floor is bigger than the 4th floor; at the time of its construction, it was the only castle of its kind in Japan.

In addition, it has a style of stone wall called “nozura-zumi,” which uses natural stone instead of quarried stone, and eight separate gates, such as the Otemon Gate and Keyakimon Gate.

There are also many things to see inside the castle itself, including a learning zone with introductions to the history and culture of Kokura Castle, and an observation zone with panoramic views over Kokura.

And it is also renowned for its 300 cherry trees, which bloom in spring, and the autumn colors of zelkova and gingko trees.


Address 2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City 803-0813
Access A 15 minute-walk from JR Kokura Station
TEL +81-93-561-1210

Hours 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (April-October), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (November-March)
Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Open 7 days a week
Admission Adults: \350, JHS and HS students: \200, Elementary school students: \100
  • 現在地が説明できなくても、スマホでタクシーが呼べる。タクシー自動配信アプリ モタク
  • 現在地が説明できなくても、スマホでタクシーが呼べる。タクシー自動配信アプリ モタク

Recommended nearby Tourist Attractions