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Hikone Castle Museum, Hikone

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  • Interesting history of the building, including Hakone Castle castle II family memorabilia and omote-goten. Easy to understand explanation of Noh masks with no prior knowledge, but most don't know the route is fun. It is a interesting papers for free in each room. (Near Red's armor-free paper or how to wear armor from a loincloth)
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  • From the exterior and entrance until is is a modern, after the exhibition, such as Noh and folding for exhibits from the old building from the building goes out and between the Lord and you can see such as Chamberlain's old buildings.
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  • This museum has different rooms with themes. Well laid out displays with some english details allow for sufficient understand.  more »
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  • The best value tourist attraction even in the castle. There are detailed explanations about the history of Hikone(which said it belonged to Ishida Mitsunari by the way, before the Ii family razed it and rebuilt it), tea rooms, medieval artifacts... and it's clean and well maintained. You might need a good command of Japanese to fully enjoy it though as English introductions are not too thorough.
  • There are many exhibits. The main cultural exhibits. Omote-goten is impressive.
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  • It is pretty good. In the elderly, not able to rise to the Hikone Castle, or crowded abandoned people. This is more than enough.
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  • Hotel has exhibited widely and very readable. It is easy to understand and free written detailed thematic exhibits, exhibit description sheet is placed on the show along with the sheet.
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  • Reproduces the Hikone Castle Sawa mouth tamon Tower buildings, used exhibits commemorate the opening.
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Where to stay in Hikone

Few international travelers stay the night in Hikone, with most electing to see the castle, admire the lake, and be on their way. Three hours from the capital, and one from Kyoto, Hikone visits usually come as part of a trip from the capital to Kyoto, or a day trip from the latter. Those that do opt to stay in Hikone can choose from a good number of standard hotels between the main train station and the castle grounds, as well as some more characterful, traditional ryokans around the district of Kawara to the south.
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