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Kochi Castle|高知城

Kochi Castle|高知城
The beautiful Kochi Castle is known as the jewel of the southern road. The construction of this castle was started in 1601 by the feudal lord  Yamauchi Kazutoyo, and completed in 1611. In 1727 the main gate building was lost to fire, but reconstructed again in 1749. The castle was spared from the many wars and fires that followed, and now it is one of just twelve castles of its type. The park is also open for free entrance, and you can enjoy all the seasonal sights from the spring cherry blossoms to the fall foliage.


Address 1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850 Kochi
Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed 26 December - 1 January
Admission Fee ¥420 / Adult  (Group of 20 or more: ¥330)
 Free / Child 
TEL +81-88-824-5701
FAX +81-88-824-9931
Parking (Cars)   Yes
(Buses) Yes
Free Wi-Fi No
Toilet Yes
Best Season Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

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The only constructions in Japan with all the traditional center points remaining

‣ Kochi Castle is the only castle where all the round central points (hon-maru) remain, and it has been designated as a National Important Cultural Heritage.

‣ Enter the Tenshu (paid), which has been left in its original form, and you can look down over the Kochi cityscape. 

An experience you won`t find anywhere else…

Price ¥200
Operation Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Access Information

Train ●Kochi Castle Bus Stop
Approx. 3 minutes from Tosaden Kochi Stop.

●JR Kochi Station 
20 minute walk from JR Kochi Station. 
Car ●Kochi IC
Approx. 15 minute from Kochi IC by car.