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Visiting Fukuoka Castle in Fukuoka
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The castle was built in early 1600. It has its historical value. Fukuoka Castle is one of the most important attractions of Fukuoka. Most of the Castle is in ruins now, but one of the 47 turrets and the main is still there intact. The restoration work is currently under process. You can get an idea about its enormity from its remnants. The Castle is now part of Maizuru Park. Walking around the castle ruins is like walking into history. If you climb the stairs to reach the top, you will get a fabulous 360-degree view of the surrounding area. A big part of Fukuoka city can be seen from there. You may have to cross the moat full of water Lilly to reach the castle area. A ruin of an ancient guest house is excavated near the castle. There are a lot of sculptors scattered in the castle area, few of which are made of Bamboo. Like a few extra bonuses, you can visit the neighboring Ohori Park, Maizuru Park, meander around and enjoy some time at ease. And if it's the Cherry blossom time, then just a will be a memory to cherish.

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Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

The entry is completely free. But during different events, you have to get a ticket to enter.

How To Get Around?

Walking is the only option to explore the castle area.

What Should I Wear?


Best Time to Visit

The Castle is always open. But the best time to visit the castle in late March or early April. It becomes the spot to watch the full bloomed Cherry Blossoms.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You may need a guide because Fukuoka Castle is a historical site. So a vivid explanation of each thing will help you to get a better idea about the Castle.

How To Get There?

From Ohori Koen Subway you have to walk for 10 to 15 minutes to reach the Castle area. If you are traveling by train, then the central station of Fukuoka is Hakata.

Additional Info

Wear comfortable shoes like hiking shoes because you have to climb steep stairs. People with cardiac troubles may face trouble while visiting the castle.

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