Kokura Castle (15 min. from Kokura station by walk) :

Kokura is located at an important point for both marine and land traffic. Since the Edo era, Kokura has flourished as a castle town. Kokura Castle, the symbol of the town, was founded by Tadaoki Hosokawa in 1602. The only castle remaining in Fukuoka Prefecture, it attracts many tourists. The castle precincts include Kokura Castle Japanese Garden, where visitors can learn traditional Japanese rules of decorum, and Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum, a memorial to the world-famous writer and his great achievements. For these reasons, this area is known as the cultural area of Kitakyushu. To enjoy dietary culture in Kitakyushu, tourists should visit the Tanga Market at the center of Kokura. The bustling market is home to numerous shops serving various specialties, including local fresh foods and delicacies. Although it provides residents with daily foods, it is also popular with tourists as a sightseeing spot for enjoying lively local color.

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8:45 to 21:00

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