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Iwakuni Castle, Iwakuni

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Connected to the world via ropeway, Iwakuni Castle has a natural defense advantage. Feudal Lord Kikkawa Hiroie built it in 1608, but the castle was torn down shortly after because of the strict law of "one castle per province." After its destruction, a part of the citadel served as the residential office for Kikkawa. The reconstructed building stands four stories high on a hilltop. Visit the observation room at the top, where you can admire the panoramic view of the city and the Kintai Bridge. Buy a ticket at the entrance of the bridge, which gives you access to the bridge, the ropeway in both directions, and the castle grounds. To visit Iwakuni Castle on your holiday in Iwakuni, and find out what else Iwakuni has to offer, use our Iwakuni vacation planner.
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  • To get from the station in about 10 minutes. You can enjoy many surprising and a number of swords Center's exhibits, but. Also in kintai bridge connection between odd-shaped Bridge photos and in the Castle link Castle castle photo to or decorated. The view from the top floor is very nice and sunny even much fun if he could. Stairs from surprising and Kitui, think there is just should need.
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  • Riding the third place from the top of the mountain. Road and from there to the Castle mountain road was paved in about 8 minutes and approximately 10 minutes. Better paved mountain road width narrower soon Cliff because you have small children or even (be ◡with window ' a) paved road is the last stairs I'm this very painful handrail climbs right side wobbly.! Castle is smaller than I thought, but the view was spectacular (◠ for ◠)
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  • This is the new castle. Enjoy the view from the top will be relieved? From 1/10/2016 ropeway is stop operation until March.
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