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Shiroishi Castle

Address: 1-16 Masuokacho, Shiroishi 989-0251, Miyagi Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Shiroishi
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had some time to spend in Shiroishi and opted to tour this stunning castle seated a top the town hillside. Grounds and building are exquisite. Tour guides are present but not pushy. Castle is exquisite and allows for a panoramic view of the city from upper floors.Visitors can also try on period Japanese apparel of formal Kimono for the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

A pretty small castle which is the only thing to see in this tiny town. The castle was built in 1995 to lure in people on their way to Sendai. What of it there is is pretty enough as castles go and if you're driving then it might be worth stopping off for a quick look but its not really... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This re-built castle is well worth a visit if you happen to be in Shiroishi. It is currently under repair but is still quite awesome just from the grounds. The history of the area is rich and embodied well at this castle.

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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This sleepy little town whose only attraction at the moment is their newly reconstructed Shiroishi Castle. It is just 15 minutes walk from JR Shiroishi Station. There is no museum in the castle, unlike other reconstructed ones. Just a pure, no gimmicks Japanese Jo, wood and white plaster. I went on 22 Apr 2012, the castle did not escape the... More 

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