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Hamamatsu Castle, Hamamatsu

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • I understand there is a bus that can take you to the Hamamatsu Castle but we decided to take a leisure walk instead. We were at a hotel by the train station and it took about 20-25 minutes. The castle...  more »
  • The castle itself is not something that is tremendously interesting, but it sits at the top of the park, and provides a nice focus for a walk in the park.  more »
  • This castle played a significant role in Japanese history which housed one of the best Shoguns (Ruler of Japan); Ieyasu Tokugawa. He stayed here for 17years before becoming Shogun. He suffered from a ...  more »
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  • The castle itself is small but beautiful. Don't miss the garden behind it - that was my favorite part.
  • Caught on photo the castle during the golden hour. Beautiful facade.
  • The castle keep is small in comparison to nagoya or osaka but definitely a nice place to visit.
  • I had a pleasant experience at this Castle and would recommend visiting it .in addition try the local Hamamatsu Gyoza it's delicious.
  • Stone Pilings are unique and so beautiful