Trip Planner : Asia / Japan / Chugoku / Yamaguchi Prefecture / Iwakuni / Historic Sites / Iwakuni Castle
Iwakuni Castle, Iwakuni
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Definitely not the grandest of Japan castles but maybe the few that lies on top of a mountain. Iwakuni castle has only 4-5 stories and is rather small but the panoramic view from the top is just breat... read more »
ロープウェイに数分乗ると山頂駅に着き，そこから少し歩くと岩国城に着きます． 山の上にあるので眺めが良く，岩国市内から瀬戸内海まで見渡すことができます．Arrive in Iwakuni Castle ropeway ride a couple of minutes and arrived at the summit station, a short walk from there. Good view on the mountains, overlooking the Seto Inland Sea far from around the city.show original
One of the nicest Japanese castles I have visited. Well maintained and very accessible. Nice views from the walls. You could get through it in 30 minutes, but I took 3 hours.
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