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Address: Yokoyama, Iwakuni 740-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 827295000
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Worth it just for the view

This is a nice little reconstructed castle with a good museum inside and outstanding views over Iwakuni and out towards the ocean. Visit on a clear day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Davey Y
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Royston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of Japan's castles aren't original and this is no exception. It's full of some dusty old displays that, in my opinion, aren't all that interesting. However, the views from up there are great. It's definitely worth heading up to the castle, but I'd advise stopping there, enjoying the view out over Iwakuni and then heading back down. Don't worry... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The castle is situated at the top of a mountain which overlooks several gardens, museums, iwakuni bridge and the town of iwakuni. There is also a nice garden just outside of the castle. There is a ropeway leading up to the hill but not to the apex. The view from the top is great and the hiking trail is also... More 

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Thank TimothySoh2015
Tokyo
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58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a nice little reconstructed castle with a good museum inside and outstanding views over Iwakuni and out towards the ocean. Visit on a clear day!

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Thank Davey Y
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The shape of the castle is very unique. This castle had an ex-ordinary short period of life, just 4 years between completion and destruction!

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Thank LloydCMC
Kissimmee
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Interesting castle with some displays, but view is most impressive. Definitely.worth a visit while in Iwakuni. Ticket prices are reasonable. Be sure to plan time to visit art museum, bridge and other area attractions. Walking around castle grounds and path to/from ropeway access is best with good walking shoes. Not accessible to handicapped and may be difficult for elderly.

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Thank Regina A
Draper, Utah
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297 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Take a tram or walk up the trail. (fair warning there are mosquitoes) This is a great castle with one of the few dry moats built and the displays inside are very informative and gives one a peak into the Samurai warrior life. I imagine when the colors turn the maple trees around this castle are magnificent. This is all... More 

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Thank must_need_H2O
Madison, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sight-seers can either hike up the wooded mountain-side or ride in a lift to see the historic Iwakuni Castle. Nice view from the top of the mountain.

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Thank Treesad
Bandung, Indonesia
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600 reviews
487 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Indeed, every temple in Japan has its uniqueness of each. As well as temples located in this high area. The color is typical leads to gray, white, and beautiful scenery that can be seen around the building is beautiful.

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Thank Jack F
Iwakuni, Japan
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

beautiful area to visit. you can get a better deal if you plan to see the bridge and castle it's a fair walk and you will love the soft ice-cream with so many flavors to choose from; (usually I have about 3 ice creams :) ). near the bridge is a hotel that has onsen and you can view the... More 

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Thank Oana M
Comayagua, Honduras
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I stopped by with my teenage son in the morning, parking is easy, and the gondola ride up is nice. The gondola last trip up is around 4pm in case you are planning a late afternoon visit. The castle, surrounding grounds, and short walk from the gondola station are all very nice along with the weapon and armor displays. There... More 

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