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. Use our Iwakuni day trip website to visit Iwakuni Castle on your trip to Iwakuni, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • To go to the Iwakuni Castle ropeway 5 minutes in less than to the Summit arrive in. Arrived at the Castle from 10-15 min. walk along the mountain path. It costs 320 yen. The view from the castle was great.
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  • Iwakuni Castle, ride the aerial tramway. Including the kintai bridge toll tickets and ticket was set. Walk from the station and beautiful beeches trail for a while. Wild boar infested notes billboards had fresh air while vigilant around a little bit scared. The castle still stands and views.
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  • But the view from the top floor exhibits in existing buildings, not in Iwakuni art museum exhibits is impressive because no appeal.
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  • Worth seeing if you're in the area. Great views. The castle is a modern re-construction.
  • historical items are displayed in here. i'm not quite sure if i can share the pics of the historical items.. there is also a miniature of kintaikyo bridge! :) you can go to the top level to see the whole city which is a breathtaking view! and I cant give any direction on how to get there coz my friend drive me there. i didnt see any elevator or stuff (did i missed it??) inside Iwakuni Castle to go to the top level (observation floor). so im not quite sure if any one with wheelchair can go there.. note : i came to Iwakuni just right after the typhoon.. ^^!
  • Very nice panoramic view from atop of the castle. The displayed katanas are nice to look at, but that's about it. If you're around you might make the shor trip up in order to enjoy the peaceful and tranquil environment.
  • The ropeway to get up there is pretty nice (most employees i've ever seen for stuff like this). First place where we saw ninja swords in japan. The view from the top of the Castle down on the kintai brigde is great
  • Loved the structure as well as the stroll to get there, only bad thing almost everything of the information is in Japanese only

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Where to stay in Iwakuni

The town of Iwakuni has a decent collection of accommodations. Look close to the train station for the main bulk, where high-rise hotels offer a convenient location for businesspeople arriving in town. Few international tourists choose to stay in Iwakuni overnight, so you won't find much variety here. Instead, visitors tend to make a day trip to Iwakuni for the samurai bridge, castle, and cherry blossoms, then return to Hiroshima, some 45 minutes away by train.
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