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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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  • Too arrive soon for another I went the parking norms had worked together at the parking lot near City Hall. The right side of the road and makes us. Go walking after kinda statue of Ieyasu Dylan welcomes. And climbed the Hill intact and gate pass through is castles. I didn't stay long because time is too early in the Castle. With regard to the map that was not the only castle around there like 1 because I?
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  • It is walking distance from Jr Hamamatsu station to bus hot (cold) season is Castle Tower and small and are only in the stone wall around the Castle not big but good
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  • A mild trek takes you to the top of this castle which has great views of the neighbourhood. You can see a huge lake (which looks like sea) and baseball and football stadiums around. It's a 'good' geta...  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

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Where to stay in Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu offers a wide selection of mid-range and low budget lodgings, lining both sides of the rail lines and spreading towards the north in Asahicho and Kajimachi. A few four-star options downtown and a number of ryokans offer onsens, while boutique hotels and hostels cluster in the north. An industrial city with a sizeable student population, Hamamatsu has plenty of inexpensive accommodations. Staying in the popular Sunayama Cho area south of the railway station puts you in close proximity to the river and seaside.
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