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Kochi Castle

1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-824-5701
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whilst in Kochi ....

With very little time in Kochi - only one day, we decided to focus on Makino botanical gardens and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cape town
Great city view

I didn't pay to go inside the main castle building (its not that huge looking), but you can walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
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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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  • Average12%
  • 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

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't pay to go inside the main castle building (its not that huge looking), but you can walk freely about the whole castle grounds and up on the ramparts. Its a pretty relaxing place and very pretty. And the view across the city is...More

Thank PatMo84
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in the morning on a Thursday during our cruise stop in Kochi. It was very busy when we came there as is to be expected as Kochi Castle is probably the most popular tourist destination here in Kochi. We walked there from...More

Thank AKAshon
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Well worth a visit but you need to be reasonably fit to manage the walk up the hill and negotiate the large numbers of steps in the buildings. Great views from the top of the keep. Lots of information boards with the displays and many...More

1  Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed 6 May 2017

There are volunteer guides available, booking needed at the tourist information deck. Not sure if the guides speak english though. The guide will tell and show the small but interesting bits about the castle surroundings. For inside the castle, there was not so much to...More

Thank Tarkmees
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The castle is easy to walk to from arcade and has pretty garden around. We visit at cherry blossom season, so many facility is set for picnic. The cherry trees wer so pretty! It was a little crowded, but not much. We did not buy...More

Thank Mariko_YM
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The castle sits atop the hill and offers a great view of Kochi city. Requires many steps to reach the top but definitely worth it. Most displays have English description. 桜の季節は 初めて行きました 階段があるのでお城としては 凄く良いと思う 景色も良く、料金も高くないのでオススメ ただk英語の説明がないので もう少し英語表記が多いと良いと思う

Thank Kuniaki G
Reviewed 29 March 2017

One is greeted with the ornately carved giant gates adorned with bronze plates (with their greenish stains) as you snake up the stone steps to the top of the hill where the Kochi Castle is majestically nestled. For those with weaker knees, there are wooden...More

Thank Budjetsetter
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice place to visit. Classic Japanese castle, one of the 12 that has survived the years. As with most 'original' castles in Japan it seems not that old due to restauration etc. Great view over Kochi city, defenitly worth visiting.

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Japan is bursting with castles, they are all over the country. Castles are one of the reasons I wanted to visit Japan, to take a step back into ancient history, the time of the warring states, the time of Edo and soforth. But after visiting...More

1  Thank Richard D
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are there guides there
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.