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Kochi Castle

1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-824-5701
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Wonderful visit!

Our visit to Kochi castle was a great opportunity to see some of the historical roots in the city... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Naomi S
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Very pictureque

Though we didn't go inside as we had seen others on our visit this was still beautiful from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chathika R
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
+81 88-824-5701
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our visit to Kochi castle was a great opportunity to see some of the historical roots in the city. In the middle of a large park, be ready to break a sweat and climb some stairs! Also, like people mentioned previously, you will be taking...More

Thank Naomi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though we didn't go inside as we had seen others on our visit this was still beautiful from outside. Lots of interesting history associated with this place and worth going if you have the time.

Thank Chathika R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The front is the Pacific Ocean. It is a beach boasting a beautiful sandy beach. You can overlook the sea from a high place by walking a little. Please take good care of your feet and enjoy a walk to the tip of the beach.

Thank carlosk582
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Many of the Castles you will visit in Japan were unfortunately targets of Allied bombing during WWII and have had to be rebuilt. Most have been rebuilt in historical correctness, but Kochi castle goes back to 1706 without any real change or rebuild. Of course...More

Thank revbriangraham
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Although I've been to many fine castles in Japan over many years, still very much enjoyed Kochi Castle. It has its own unique history and great views over the city.

Thank steveamcb
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Kochi Castle is an amazing place to visit, beautiful and stunning, there is history in every single inch.

Thank Mahotu
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It was a bit typical, still worth visiting but it may not be very different from the other Japanese castles.

Thank hugomember
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful traditional Japanese castle, on a hilltop nesting in the middle of Kochi city. Worth the visit, be ready for lots of steps and some very steep staircases inside. 420¥ to get into the palace, so cheap you can't say no. You can't wear shoes...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The town of Kochi was surprisingly vibrant, so it shouldn't be surprising the castle was as well. They put a lot of effort into many cool things to see inside the castle. Walking there was fun through the city and we ate some nice snacks...More

Thank Voodew
Reviewed 24 June 2017

With very little time in Kochi - only one day, we decided to focus on Makino botanical gardens and Chikurin ji temple - so glad we did, but we still had time for a brief visit to Kochi Castle The castle is quite a walk...More

Thank CapeTownCapetown
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7 May 2016|
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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.