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Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, Nagahama

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Inspect an array of artifacts relating to the Edo period, and even earlier periods, at Nagahama Castle Historical Museum. The replica castle was rebuilt in 1983 following the advice of a professor of historical architecture from Tokyo Kogyo University, and was erected within the remaining walls of the original 16th-century castle, which was demolished by the Tokugawa regime in 1615. Exploring the internal museum, you'll come across displays of historic firearms, samurai swords and armor, photographs, and telescopes. Climb to the fifth floor to treat yourself to picturesque vistas across the neighboring lake. See Nagahama Castle Historical Museum and all Nagahama has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nagahama travel itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Nagahama

With accommodations ranging from traditional Japanese ryokans to Western-style high-rise hotels, Nagahama offers plenty of places to stay. The majority of the city's lodgings lie within walking distance from the station, also putting the main attractions at your doorstep. Traditional lodgings on the waterfront and at the edge of the central park are popular, with many providing onsite restaurants and luxurious private onsens. If you're traveling on a shoestring, a smattering of more modest complexes lies farther back from the waterfront, equipped with all the basic amenities required for a good night's sleep.
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  • While staying at the hotel next door I walked over to see the Castle. Too bad it was closed. Cherry Blossoms were pretty along Lake Biwa.  more »
  • Nagahama-jou is a concrete reconstruction in Nagahama, off of Lake Biwa. It contains a museum inside. If you're just interested in yoroi maybe the exhibits will not excite, but there are many artefact...  more »
  • As far as I know, there are only 12 genuine castles in Japan. Matsuyama, Hikone, Himeji, Hirosaki, Inuyama, Iyo-Matsuyama, Kochi, Marugame, Maruoka, Matsue, Matsumoto, Uwajima. Nagahama is a fake. Ins...  more »
  • Small museum and nice view of the city from the top. Worth a visit if you're interested in the area.
  • Worth visiting, recommended !
  • Nice place for walking and good view for the sunset near the lake.
  • Nice little observation deck and museum (all in Japanese).
  • Is not the place to come at the Castle looking for (only in Museum) views from the Castle often watched on beautiful Lake Biwa player. Spring is a beautiful cherry blossom I wonder. Hotel is clean and easy to navigate. Yutaka Park is wide. It was far from the car park. What time do you?
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