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 The present four-tiered, six-storied donjon was built in 1954 and houses a historical reference museum.
- 2-1 Jonai, Kokura-Kita-ku, Kita-Kyushu-shi, Fukuoka
- Admission Fee
- 350 yen
- Open throughout the year
- [Walk]JR Nishikokura Station/On foot/10 min.
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