I have visited many times. It never gets old. Once I drove up the service road at night when it was closed and the view of the city lights is spectacular.
The cable car trip to the Castle was really a nice and made for some great Photo opportunities. The walk to the castles was shaded and a very nice qiet stroll. Unfortunately, the castle itself was a bit of a let down. It consist of 3 stories of photo's and somewhat nice blades and the roof top observation deck provided... More
The castle has been turned into a museum feauring various artifacts such as old swords, samurai suits, and old scrolls. The museum has no English plaques, but the artifacts are just cool to look at. The top floor of the castle offers gorgeous views of the city below, and if you use the telescopes provided you can see things in... More
We liked this castle and the view from the top of the mountain. There are two options to get here - take the cable car for a small fee or hike up on many of the available trails. The area at the top is nice for a picnic and the castle has a great display of cultural outfits, tools, and... More
The Iwakuni castle offers superb views over the Kintaikyo park area, city and water. Unfortunately the castle itself lacks much in historical offerings. If you've been to other castles, I'd probably skip it unless it's a beautiful day. If you're moderately fit and want a little exercise, I recommend heading up the trail to the castle. The trail is beside... More
It was really beautiful. Neat things to see inside and an incredible view from the top.
If you are going with old people, I would not recommend it becuase after you get off the cable car ride up you then have to walk up hill for a while like 15-20 min to get to the castle. My grandmother just barly made it there! You also have to pay to get into the castle beucase its like... More
If you are living in Iwakuni, stationed there, or visting then you must go to Iwakuni Castle atleast once. It has a beautiful view and the surround area has small shops to browse.
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