Saga Castle History Museum, Saga

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Feel the glory of the last days of Tokugawa shogunate at Saga Castle History Museum, a faithful reconstruction of an Edo period castle. Get a close-up view of replica canons and enjoy a free guided tour in English. You will learn about the various architectural styles used to create the castle's wooden buildings and enjoy a neat exhibition of scrolls and screen paintings. Home of the orator of Hagakure, a practical and spiritual guide for warriors, the castle is one of the largest wooden reconstructions in Japan, documenting the end of the Edo period before modernization. Wear a pair of socks to fully enjoy spacious tatami rooms, as you must take your shoes off to enter. See Saga Castle History Museum and all Saga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Saga vacation planner.
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  • July 13, 2017
    Besides an impressive building itself, articles, images, etc. in excellent quality, especially for a "saga" in the stream of history from the end of Edo period to today, learned a lot. No admission fee, has become a "donation" to the museums of Europe and America. It is recommended that stretched the legs come in their spare time.
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  • July 1, 2017
    The restored castle is interesting and they have earphones that explain everything in English. There's no entrance fee and they sell souvenirs.  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    Good, classic green grass House is very comfortable. There are a lot of things before decoration in glass cabinets, although not very big, but walking is really feeling, there are stories here before in television
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