Kokura: A historic castle town in the heart of Kitakyushu, Japan

  • Published on : 19/05/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Nestled in the heart of Kitakyushu, Kokura is an ancient castle town with a rich history dating back to the Edo period. This charming city, located in Fukuoka Prefecture, is the center of Kitakyushu and boasts Kokura Castle as its main attraction. Built in the early 17th century, the castle has connections to famous historical figures like Miyamoto Musashi. Interestingly, Kokura was the primary target for the atomic bomb in WWII but was spared due to morning fog, a twist of fate that forever changed its destiny.

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