Take a tour of Kochi Castle, one of only twelve remaining Japanese castles. Built in the early 1600s, it had to be thoroughly restored in the 18th century after a fire, but stills retains a large entrance gate, built in 1610. Roam the historic grounds--known as Kochi Park--admire the well preserved castle walls, and wander through the manicured gardens. Climb to the top of the main tower, which functions as a small museum, for panoramic views of the city. Kochi Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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I came to Kochi mainly to see the Kochi Castle as it is one of Japan's original castles. There is paid parking at the base of the castle. Once you walk through the gate, the walk to the castle is not.... more »
Many of the castles of Japan have actually been rebuilt but Kochi is an original and well worth a visit. The internal stair case is extremely steep and as you aren't allowed to wear shoes a decent... more »
Worth the visit! I'd recommend the castles in Shikoku over Honshu any day just for reduced crowds, but this castle is truly beautiful.
The castle was pretty old and made out of all materials even though they said it was renovated and re-formed but once you get to the top of the castle you can see and also in view of the city and access is also good to with a parking lot close to the castle with some stairs to climb till the ticket counter, it was an interesting castle with cool features and English subtitles to the objects.
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