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Kochi Castle

1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-824-5701
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Beautiful Castle

Beautiful setting, great for photographers. You take off your shoes if you want to visit the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DYA717
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Honolulu
Perfectly preserved

Great remaining original castle. Steep stairs/ladders up but gorgeous cooling breezes captured... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
victoria h
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Melbourne, Australia
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Constructed in the 1600s, this castle was originally named Otakasaka after the hill on which it resides. Built to defend the city below, the structure was partially damaged by a fire in the early 1700s but never faced a formal attack.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
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"worth a visit"
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"volunteer guides"
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"great views from the top"
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"edo period"
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"steep stairs"
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"cruise ship"
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"bus terminal"
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"minute walk"
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"closing time"
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"no shoes"
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"main building"
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"unique feature"
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"during wwii"
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"sakura season"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, great for photographers. You take off your shoes if you want to visit the tower. You get a nice 360-view of the town from the top. Lots of interesting displays throughout the castle, unlike many other Japanese castles which only exhibit bare hallways...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great remaining original castle. Steep stairs/ladders up but gorgeous cooling breezes captured inside. Beautiful in Sakura season.

Thank victoria h
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Never get old. You can walk up to the castle as well as do a walk around the park area to take in all of the geometric shaping and beauty.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The Kochi Castle has ancient construction and has gone through renovations along its history. The main keep is well preserved and is a nice piece of woodwork. In February, the Ume (plum) flowers blossom in the castle grounds.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

It's now a great castle but is is well preserved. I think it has not be rebuilt recently. A nice walk in the grounds and up to the base of the castle tower. You get the feeling of what the old warriors had to go...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We were lucky to have the castle practically to ourselves. It seemed smaller than Osaka castle, the only other Japanese castle we’ve been to, but it had more in it to look at such as models of what the castle would have looked like in...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Although this castle comes in a similar style as castles in other cities such as Osaka, the size is exceeding small compared to them. Nothing to see. Go there only is you have nothing to do in the city or have never visit a traditional...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

An interesting place to visit. 440 yen per adult. Shoes are not allowed, but they give you a plastic grocery bag to carry your shoes around. Some pretty steep stairways inside, but a great view of the city from the top.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Some events seem to be held until night. I could enjoy the beautiful castle at 9PM, although I could not enter the inside.

1  Thank 900nippon
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We just briefly visited the site and took a few photos as we went up and in front of the Main Building. Did not visit in details.

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20 January 2018|
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Response from steveamcb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know where the Kochi cruise port terminal is located, something you need to check on the cruise. However Kochi is not a huge city so it is probably not that far. I would allow 60-90 mins to view Kochi Castle... More
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Response from Robertal34 | Reviewed this property |
Since relatively less English equipped in Shikoku in general so better to get a guide. But it is actual not difficult to go about without.
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