Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chugoku  /  Yamaguchi Prefecture  /  Iwakuni  /  Historic Sites  /  Iwakuni Castle

Iwakuni Castle, Iwakuni

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 190 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • 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 »
  • 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. 
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 30​m