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Hamamatsu Castle, Hamamatsu

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Learn about the beginnings of the Edo period and gain extensive views of the Pacific Ocean at Hamamatsu Castle. Before becoming the ruler of Japan, Tokugawa leyasu lived in this hilltop fort for 17 years. After taking over the stronghold in 1568, the founder of the Edo period renovated it, adding the stone palisade that still stands today. The garden around the main keep has an abundance of blossoms, while the observatory on the top floor of the building offers striking views of the sea. Make Hamamatsu Castle a centerpiece of your Hamamatsu vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hamamatsu trip itinerary planner.
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  • Tokugawa Ieyasu took over the country name still lives, is a famous Castle and Castle of success. The surprise, however, considerably smaller than thought so. The itemized from such place, went up in tough situation.
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  • Walks inside the Park. Displays of traditional artifacts, such as a little on the inside of the Castle. Hamamatsu City sneak peek on the tour, once the weather is good, the castle itself is a small and beautiful, the way from Hamamatsu station and to your visit.
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  • The two important figures in Japanese history, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu, both lived in this Hamamatsu castle before they became they became the ruler of Japan. The museum inside does not have much explana...  more »
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  • The castle keep is small in comparison to nagoya or osaka but definitely a nice place to visit.
  • Stone Pilings are unique and so beautiful
  • I had a pleasant experience at this Castle and would recommend visiting it .in addition try the local Hamamatsu Gyoza it's delicious.
  • The castle is very small but i enjoyed the garden next to it during Spring and it was very nice.
  • Is beautiful