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Hirado Castle

Address: 1458 Iwanouecho, Hirado 859-5121, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Hirado
Type: Castles, Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Seoul, South Korea
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As many castle in Japan, Hirado castle is not an old building. But the whole complex, the exhibition inside the castle and also the view is it worth to spend the entrance fee.

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Sasebo, Japan
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179 reviews 179 reviews
57 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Hirado Castle which we see now was rebuilt in 1962, but there are two structures on the property that date back to the 1700's. Lord Matsura of Hirado became a daimyo (or Lord) in 1587 under the power of Shogun Hideyoshi. He took part in various battles on the Korean Peninsula, leading 6,000 troops at the Battle of Bunroku... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Here you can get a feeling of an old castle, where the Matsuura clan lived and see artefacts from the period. It was built in 1718, demolished 1872 and reconstructed in 1962. I went with a group.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The trek from the parking lot to the top of Hirado Castle is well worth the effort to see the magnificent views of the surrounding area. Be prepared to walk up a lot of steps. The history of the castle is quite interesting, and the temple and gardens on the grounds are worth visiting.

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We happen to go to the castle on one of the hottest days of the year! You must travel up the flights of stairs, with no AC but when you get to the top, its breath taking! It's not something Id do more than once, but I am glad we did it. Also, for those going with small kids in... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

The Castle grounds are full of old monuments and the graves of Japanese heroes and Royalty. It has beautiful gardens and the restoration effort was done quite well. Visitors are allowed to climb to the highest part of the castle where you have an unimpeded 360 degree view of the area, you can almost see all the way to Korea!... More 

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