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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.
All reviews worth a visit remove your shoes great views from the top volunteer guides main tower steep steps bus terminal easy walking distance walk up interesting displays during wwii sakura season cruise ship admission fee nice walk nice view take photos
The castle was very near to our hotel. We walked from up the steep slope to the back entrance of the castle. The park was free unless going into the castle. There were more steps to tackle to exit to the front entrance. It would...More
Kochi Castle was easily one of the prettiest and best preserved castles we saw on our trip to Japan. The castle is situated high, which means a steep incline and steps to get to it - just go slow and you'll get there. The height...More
The review “Day Trip to Kochi/Kochi Castle from Cruise Port in Kochi” posted by donavan94563 on Trip Advisor on July 31, 2016 was excellent. It layout a great itinerary with lots of background information for a “Do It Yourself” ¾ day shore excursion while your...More
Set on a beautifully landscaped hill in the centre of town, and moated by two rivers, the iconic Kochi Castle is over 400 years old. The town's major attraction the photogenic castle is one of Japan's last 12 original castles . Much of the original...More
Quite a climb to get to the top, but well worth it once you're there. A really nice castle, with interesting exhibits inside. A wonderful view over Kochi when you reach the top, up steep steps all the way.
Unique experience and history, many points of interest on the defences of the castle to be seen. We were luck we were approached by a volunteer guide who took us through the whole castle and explained a lot about the castle.The view from the top...More
Interesting history of the area & people is found on signs around the grounds with monuments and explanations of what they represent. The walk up to the castle is a journey with many stairs and beautiful gardens and vistas of the surrounding countryside and city....More
Response from grumpee-58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We used a shuttle bus from the port on Princess cruises which dropped us at the bus interchange. From there we used the trams which go east west & north south. Get a map of the tram route at the port as a lot of the... More
Hi We used a shuttle bus from the port on Princess cruises which dropped us at the bus interchange. From there we used the trams which go east west & north south. Get a map of the tram route at the port as a lot of the tourist attractions have stops nearby we caught the tram then the muesum and the castle were a short walk away. a day pass on the trams is available onboard but I can not remember how much it was. hope this helps. look up tosaden trams on trip adviser.
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
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, depending on how many Japanese castles you have visited previously. There are some similarities but always very interesting with great views from the top. Enjoy.