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Address: Yokoyama, Iwakuni 740-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture

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Love the history!

This is what I consider a "go once" sort of place. I really enjoyed the gondola ride up to the castle, and I liked the sword and armor displays inside the castle. The view from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Iwakuni, Japan
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Iwakuni, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is what I consider a "go once" sort of place. I really enjoyed the gondola ride up to the castle, and I liked the sword and armor displays inside the castle. The view from the top was great. That being said, I probably won't make this trip again unless I'm taking guests from out of town. The price was... More 

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Loved this place..serene pond, very polite people, i was staying in hotel from where I was able to see Iwakuni Castle in night ... Perfect place for one to settle after retirement...Beautiful Kintai Bridge adds feather to its beauty..a perfect City

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Hong Kong, China
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112 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Castle was rebuilt in 1962 after 350 years of history. A short walk from ropeway station uphill to Iwakuni Castle. On the way, there was a big abandoned water well. The castle was multi-storey with display of bridge models, spears, swords, guns, amour, guitar-like musical instrument, old handwriting on rolls and periscope on top level for panoramic city view of... More 

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Iwakuni, Japan
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38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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70 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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