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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Kokura CastleFukuoka

It is not clear when the first castle was built here. The daimyo Mori Katsunobu, who governed the present areas of Fukuoka and Oita Prefecture at the beginning of the 17th century, spent roughly six years from 1602 on major repairs, and created the form of Kokura Castle (Kokura-jo) we see today. The setting of the castle is impressive as it has double and triple moats with a donjon at the center. It is a noted example of Japanese castle architecture. The castle was destroyed during clashes in 1865, but the stone walls and moats remain. The present four-tiered, six-storied donjon was built in 1954 and houses a historical reference museum.
Address & Access
Address: 2-1 Jonai, Kokura-Kita-ku, Kita-Kyushu-shi, Fukuoka
Admission Fee: 350 yen
Closed: Open throughout the year
JR Nishikokura Station/On foot/10 min.