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Kokura Castle (小倉城 Kokura-jō) in Kokura Kita ward in Kitakyushu, Japan was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki in 1602. It was the property of the Ogasawara clan which came from Harima (Himeji area) from 1632 to 1860. The castle was burnt down in 1865 in the war between the Kokura and Choshu clans.
Mori Ogai was based at the castle at the turn of the 19th-20th century when it was a military base.
The keep was reconstructed in 1959, and the castle was fully restored in 1990. The Matsumoto Seicho museum and castle garden were opened in 1998.
The North side of the moat is next to the Riverwalk shopping complex (completed in 2003). The castle is about a ten-minute walk from JR Kyushu's Kokura Station. The keep contains a modern folkloric museum and admission is charged to the keep (350 yen), garden (300 yen) and Matsumoto Seicho museum (400 yen). A joint ticket to the three attractions costs 700 yen.
- Kokura Castle - Kitakyushu film commission
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