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Hikone Castle, Hikone

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Enjoy a visit to the complex of Hikone Castle, hailed as being one of the best preserved castles in Japan. The castle, largely intact since its completion in 1622, sits perched on a hilltop overlooking Lake Biwa. Admire the historic building, designated a National Treasure, and climb the stairs to the third floor for panoramic views of the lake and surroundings. While touring the castle premises, you can also pay a visit to the museum to observe an array of relics from the past, or take a walk in the scenic gardens, which boast an ornamental pond and nine bridges. Our Hikone trip itinerary maker makes visiting Hikone Castle and other Hikone attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Castle is well preserved and feel the atmosphere of the time. It seemed to be worth enough to represent Japan garden garden (genkyu-en) and say.
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  • First hikonyan TIME, friendliness, like showbiz people like I was free, and organisers are confused entrance and take admission. Reminisce when I was a kid in the family came soon, in Mount hikonyan, too much reliance on character management is disappointing. Description of historical knowledge is almost zero! In another anime come to see but does not mean you don't have the kids come pay admission and was disappointed two daughters and two sons.
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  • 彥根城的天守為日本十二個現存天守之一, 五個國寶天守之一, 少數僅存的木造天守. 彥根城在彥根山上, 居高臨下, 可眺望琵琶湖與附近山脈. 黃昏時分琵琶湖的夕照十分美麗. 玄宮園冬日感覺有點蕭瑟, 也許其他的季節來看會比較美麗. 離開城,旁邊是夢京橋老街, 不妨在此覓食. 從彥根站走到彥根城大約15分.十分值得花半天在這裡享受一個悠閒的下午.  more »
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  • The castle is lovely and a bit different from other Japanese castles. From the upper storeys you have a great view over lake Biwa. It is worth a visit. And do not forget to go to the garden which is included in the entrance fee; it's quite nice, too.
  • Japanese castles are always majestic built on the hill top, and protected from attacks. Each one has its own amazing history, and I even performed Misogi (spirit cleansing) Jo-Kata here on the ground.
  • One of the 12 original castle. Splendid. The Japanese garden next to it is absolutely stunning.
  • Fantastic original castle and great views of the surrounding town, lake, and mountains.
  • If visit in Kyoto, you can use Kansai area pass to have a one day tour here in Hikone. You also can rent a bicycle just near Hikone JR station and enjoy whole day around Hikone castle.