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Iwakuni Castle

Address: Yokoyama, Iwakuni 740-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Iwakuni
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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Iwakuni, Japan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took the paved hiking path up to the castle. It's nice if you can find parking back there too. We hiked in the fall when the leaves were changing and it was beautiful. This is a bit steep at times, though we made the hike with our 30# toddler in a backpack. Once at the top there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Castle is on the very top of the mountain surrounded by trees. It's an interesting sight to see from the town. You can cross kintai Kyo bridge and take a ropeway up the mountain to see it (you can purchase a package ticket for all three). The city is beautiful to see from the observation deck of the Castle.... More 

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Singapore
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
69 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Perched on a hill near Kintaikyo bridge, the journey to the castle is an enjoyable ride. A short ropeway brings you up and its a nice path walking to the castle. Honestly, having visited many castles in Japan, this one does not stand out. But given the views from the hilltop, this alone makes it a worthwhile visit. Some nice... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This castle was excellent due to the variety in the trip. You first of all take a tram way up of the side of the hill and soak in the view. You then take a walk through the mountain forest until you get to the mountain. After admiring the castle from the outside you can enjoy the museum followed by... More 

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Fairview, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I traveled to the castle in 1993 . History. Was in Japan for 10 months. Breath taking views. Mountains are so beautiful. Once in a life time trip.

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Lennoxville, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Although small, this castle serves as an interesting museum for swords, weapons and armor, among other things. It is set atop a of a mountain therefore you must ride a cable car chairlift to the top. It costs a small fee, but it is definitely worth it. The top of the castle serves as a great viewpoint on Iwakuni. It's... More 

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Cortez, Colorado, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

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.

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Vilseck, Germany
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24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

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 

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Tottori-shi, Tottori, Japan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

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 

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Stafford, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
56 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Walk to the top or take the tram. It has a beatiful view of the bridge below and Iwakuni. Don't forget to see the park below. If you like Samuri swords, this is the place for you.

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