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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 steep steps worth the climb remove your shoes great views from the top minute walk main tower his wife worth the effort top floor nice excursion diamond princess bus terminal easy walking distance difficulty walking interesting displays balance issues
As Japanese castles go, this is a good one. We enjoyed the climb up the "mountain" that had to be a challenge for all enemies--and sobering for all friends. It will get most of the guests "huffing & puffing" as they struggle to make sweaty...More
One of the few intact original castles in Japan, Kochi Castle gives visitors a glimpse into life in samurai times. The woodwork is spectacular and the gardens and views lovely. The castle is particularly noted for its unusual layout with a "main gate" that leads...More
We went to Kochi Castle after finding out that it is one of the original castles that were still intact in Japan. Looking for this landmark in the city, we were surprised that it is located in the middle of a park, surrounded by trees...More
This castle has to be one of the best preserved castles in Japan. The view is spectacular. Access is easy but there are many steep steps to climb. Not recommended for handicapped, elderly and less mobile folks but can still enjoy the surrounding areas.
Interesting place to visit and worth the climb. Inside the tower there are a number of displays which help ease the climb. Note that access up the tower needs someone reasonably agile/fit as there are very steep stairs.
Then museum over the road also offers...More
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
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.