Kochi Castle

高知城(Kochi Jo)
Kochi’s 400-Year-Old Castle and Cherry Blossom-Filled Gardens
Constructed at the beginning of the 17th century, Kochi’s castle is the only one in Japan where the original castle tower and main keep remain intact. After centuries of surviving wars, fires, and other catastrophes, it is one of the last twelve original castles in Japan, and is designated an Important National Cultural Property. Keep an eye out for all of the intricate details of the castle architecture, like the statues of the legendary shachi sea creatures (half fish, half dragon), gazing down on the city from the roof.
In the spring, the cherry blossoms all around the 400-year-old castle glow soft pink. The delicate flowers and colorful lanterns look particularly dramatic against the backdrop of the thick stone walls. After dark the grounds are lit up for evening cherry blossom viewing, and the castle glows like a beacon in the night.
After exploring the grounds, don’t forget to stop by the Kochi Castle Museum of History, located right across the street. Dive deep into the region’s past through the 67,000 historical materials and artwork on display.
Kochi Castle is the symbol of the city and a stop you won’t want to miss during your visit.

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Address 高知県高知市丸ノ内1-2-1  (1-2-1, Marunouchi, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 088-824-5701
Kochi Castle Administration Office: Kaitokukan
Open9:00-17:00 (no entry permitted after 16:30)
ClosedDecember 26 to January 1
Price●Age 18 and over : 420 yen
●Age 17 and under : Free

*Please show your student ID or international student ID card
*Price includes taxes
DirectionsAbout 3 min walk from Kochijyo mae tram stop
Website Website
Map Code73 184 782*17

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