The castle was first built by Hosokawa Tadaoki in 1602.
Attractions in the castle grounds include a zone in the castle to learn about its history and culture, plus a 360° observation zone with views of Kokura.
The castle is known for its beauty in spring from its 300 cherry blossom trees, and colorful autumn leaves from its keyaki elms and gingko trees.
- 2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu City
- 20 minutes on foot from JR Kokura Station
- 5 minutes by bus from JR Kokura Station Bus Center
- April-August 9:00-18:00
- The tea serving ceremony in the castle grounds is popular
Weekdays: 500 yen, Weekends: 300 yen
Hiraodai (Senbutsu Cave)
National Site of Scenic Beauty
Port of Moji
Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Festival
Michi no Eki Munakata Roadside Station
Munakata Taisha Shrine
Yabeya Konomi Honke
Yanagawa river cruise
Yame Dento Kogeikan (Yame Traditional Crafts Museum)
Kyushu National Museum
Unagi no Seiromushi
Yatai (Food Stalls)
Hiraodai (Hiraodai Countryside Park)