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Iwakuni Castle

Yokoyama, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture 740-0001, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Iwakuni
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Townsville, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Iwakuni, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

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

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Ayase, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

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

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Iwakuni, Japan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The best view in Iwakuni. You can either hike it or take the ropeway up to the castle. Very impressive

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