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Kochi Castle

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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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1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-824-5701
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely view from the top of the castle. Plenty to learn of Japanese history. You’d climb a lot of stairs so not recommended for anyone with limited mobility

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank elaineygotravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my recommend castle in Japan! It’s very historical castle and you can enjoy both inside and outside. Sometimes there’re events. You can enjoy music, and some stages...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sloyuki
Reviewed 13 February 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We were very excited and pleased with having time to see this wonderful castle! An amazing architectural experience for certain!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Set on a high hill the castle is a struggle to reach if you a bit older but worth the effort Best photos are from the museum opposite an all inclusive admission is available

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gincar2016
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DiggerPerth
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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27 February 2019|
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Response from legacyendeavors | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am unable to verify that they are okay for anyone with limited mobility issues! There’s some like Okayama that are possible!
7 October 2018|
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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
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