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Fukuyama Castle, Fukuyama

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Castle Historic Site
Visit Fukuyama Castle, one of the greatest castles of the Edo Period. Originally built in the early 17th century, this six-story castle was rebuilt in 1966 because it was mostly destroyed by air raids during World War II. The castle was once surrounded by a double moat, but unfortunately today that has been replaced by pavement. While the castle housed many notable families throughout its history, it now serves as a museum. It's worthwhile to hire a local guide when visiting the museum in order to learn about the significance of different exhibits. Put Fukuyama Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fukuyama holiday planner.
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  • We have been to many Japanese castles. This one is nothing special. It has been rebuilt and is not an original castle. It is cool, but since so many of these castles are reconstructions of originals i...  more »
  • Fukuyama is a city in Hiroshima. The town centre is small and the castle is a lovely spot next to Jr  more »
  • Fukuyama Castle shares the tragic fate of many castles in big cities that were preserved for posterity and survived the Meiji Restoration: it’s towering tenshukaku (main keep) was destroyed by allied ...  more »

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Where to stay in Fukuyama

You can find a number of three- and four-star hotels concentrated around the main train station in Fukuyama, boasting easy access to local attractions and day-trip connections. You can get a simple, private room near the city center, many of which come with complimentary breakfast or even a quality onsite restaurant. Venture further away from downtown and you can opt to stay at a traditional "onsen" or spa resort.
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