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Iwakuni Castle, Iwakuni

(3.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Iwakuni is very is the view from the top floor of the Iwakuni Castle is fantastic from the ropeway up and down, from there walk 300 meters up the mountain is great.
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  • And tickets across the kintai bridge is enabled. Take you across the kintai bridge, Iwakuni Castle should extend leg. Also, the stairs are quite steep, but climb to the tower. Waiting for views.
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  • For my first time in Japan, I found the History fascinating. I will go back again at some time. I was young in 1971 and sure needed this type of experience.  more »
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  • It's a fun hike, or a short ride up to this castle. Went during the winter while it was snowing, and that added a great deal to the scenery, which was already spectacular.
  • A beautiful mountain castle has been standing there for a long time since 1615. I took the cable car to the top of hill, and after it arrived at the peak station, just 15 mins hiking from the station to the 5 level castle. The landscape from the top of the castle was absolutely glamorous!
  • This is a reconstruction of Iwakuni Castle that can, in my opinion, be best described as a facade. The outside looks like a castle and is a beautiful site to take in. The inside, on the other hand, are unwelcoming concrete walls filled with cases that house a collection of seemingly random items. Although it was interesting to stroll through, I think it's safe to say that you could easily skip the inside of the castle (and save the cost of admission) and enjoy it from the outside. There is a spectacular view from the outside of the castle which allows you to see the entire area which is not to be missed!
  • How could you not love going here!! Good hike up!!
  • One of the few original castles of Japan. This one has a nice collection of swords.