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. For Hamamatsu Castle and beyond, use our Hamamatsu journey planner to get the most from your Hamamatsu vacation.
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  • Hamamatsu Castle Park have been walking to walk. Cherry blossoms were blooming late after 1 week! To keep the adult puts at 200 yen. Inside were exhibited with the replica, such as armor. In the basement was a well. Stands a better explanation in some places if you want to listen to more.
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  • It took 20 min from the Hamamatsu station to walk to the castle. There is a good walking path and Japanese garden to enjoy after long meeting at the congress center.  more »
  • Is the person in charge to name a few in and the parking is free for I was surprised. Castle is a castle in the concrete, stone style was impressive. Not good for just is the panoramic view from the tower is surrounded by wire mesh. Tokugawa 300 years of history.
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  • Castles and temples are not really my thing. Perhaps need to see more to be able to appreciate it better. But if you don't have much to do it would still be worth a visit. Managed to get some good photos 😊
  • A nice little place to spend the evening. The castle has a lot of cherry blossom trees around which makes the view even more beautiful.
  • The castle keep is small in comparison to nagoya or osaka but definitely a nice place to visit.
  • It's small compared to castles at Osaka and Odawara, but at 200 yen, the price is right. There is almost no English in the museum, which is usual for the more off-the-beaten-track castles, although the brochure is available in Chinese and English, and at least the English one seems to have been proofread. There are what appear to be volunteers around the museum who are only too happy to go into more depth with visitors on any of the exhibits, but, of course, you're unlikely to find one who can speak English, which is too bad, but can't be helped. The grounds are lovely, and the stonework leading up to the castle (which I gather is original, unlike the castle itself, which is a scaled-down reconstruction) is wonderful to see. Given the ease of reaching the site from Hamamatsu's main station, and the price (200 yen, children free) it's certainly worth an hour of your time.
  • A beautiful old castle. A must to see when the cherry blossoms are out.
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