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Fukuoka Castle Ruins
Fukuoka Castle was built on the land of Chikuzen Province (part of Fukuoka today) which was awarded to Kuroda Nagamasa for his contributions during the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. The castle was designed by renown castle builder, Kuroda Josui (Kuroda Kanbei), who took seven years and finally finished it in 1608. It was highly regarded by another renown castle builder, Kato Kiyomasa, for its sturdy fortifications, which includes the terrain, stone walls, and turrets. It is also known as Maizuru Castle (dancing crane castle) because it looks like a crane when viewed from the sea. The area is now part of Ohori Park. In the park, you can find the Fukuoka Castle Ruins Visitor Center where you will be introduced to the history and charm of Fukuoka Castle through its reconstructed models and old maps.
Jonai, Chuo, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
9:00 - 17:00 July to August: 9:00 - 19:00
December 29 to January 3
A castle built by Kuroda Nagamasa with his father Kuroda Kanpei.
8 minutes from Akasaka Station on Fukuoka City Subway.
5 minutes from Tenjin-Kita Exit on Fukuoka Expressway.
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