Kochi Castle

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Kochi Castle in Kochi Prefecture, Japan, was built following the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. Construction of the castle took place from 1601 to 1611 and remained intact until a fire burned down much of the original fortress in 1727. The castle went through two major reconstruction periods; the first from 1729 to 1753 and the second from 1948 to 1959.



1 Chome-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi, 780-0850 (Directions)


9:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00

General Amenities

  • Restroom
  • Prayer rooms
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking


A 15-minute tram ride from Kochi Station.

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