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Kochi Castle

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Excellent photo spot and great view of city

The castle was very near to our hotel. We walked from up the steep slope to the back entrance of... read more

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Nice excursion

Kochi castle was a nice excursion from cruise port. Peaceful park, but careful of steep steps going... read more

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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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1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-824-5701
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All reviews worth a visit remove your shoes great views from the top volunteer guides main tower steep steps bus terminal easy walking distance walk up interesting displays during wwii sakura season cruise ship admission fee nice walk nice view take photos
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle was very near to our hotel. We walked from up the steep slope to the back entrance of the castle. The park was free unless going into the castle. There were more steps to tackle to exit to the front entrance. It would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kochi castle was a nice excursion from cruise port. Peaceful park, but careful of steep steps going up castle. Nice views of mountains and city from the top.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kochi Castle was easily one of the prettiest and best preserved castles we saw on our trip to Japan. The castle is situated high, which means a steep incline and steps to get to it - just go slow and you'll get there. The height...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The review “Day Trip to Kochi/Kochi Castle from Cruise Port in Kochi” posted by donavan94563 on Trip Advisor on July 31, 2016 was excellent. It layout a great itinerary with lots of background information for a “Do It Yourself” ¾ day shore excursion while your...More

3  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Set on a beautifully landscaped hill in the centre of town, and moated by two rivers, the iconic Kochi Castle is over 400 years old. The town's major attraction the photogenic castle is one of Japan's last 12 original castles . Much of the original...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A fantastic location and the view from the top is definitely worth the steps up indeed a amazing piece of history

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Quite a climb to get to the top, but well worth it once you're there. A really nice castle, with interesting exhibits inside. A wonderful view over Kochi when you reach the top, up steep steps all the way.

Thank junkymotown
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Unique experience and history, many points of interest on the defences of the castle to be seen. We were luck we were approached by a volunteer guide who took us through the whole castle and explained a lot about the castle.The view from the top...More

Thank grumpee-58
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Take the time to explore this castle. You can climb to the top for magnificent views. There is quite a lot to see.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Interesting history of the area & people is found on signs around the grounds with monuments and explanations of what they represent. The walk up to the castle is a journey with many stairs and beautiful gardens and vistas of the surrounding countryside and city....More

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8 October 2018|
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Response from grumpee-58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We used a shuttle bus from the port on Princess cruises which dropped us at the bus interchange. From there we used the trams which go east west & north south. Get a map of the tram route at the port as a lot of the... More
20 January 2018|
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Response from steveamcb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know where the Kochi cruise port terminal is located, something you need to check on the cruise. However Kochi is not a huge city so it is probably not that far. I would allow 60-90 mins to view Kochi Castle... More
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.