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“Beautiful castle built for tourist” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Atami Castle

Atami Castle
993 Sogyama, Atami 413-0001, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Ranked #19 of 37 things to do in Atami
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“Beautiful castle built for tourist”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice castle atop a hill in Atami. Walk along the beach to get to it or take a taxi. During the old days of Shogunate, castles of this type was everywhere in Japan. Many have been destroyed. This is a replica, built with modern concrete and steel (so as to withstand any earthquake). In a country with history dating back many hundreds up to a thousand years, you can visit real original castles with real history. However you will enjoy this castle if you want to have a great views of the coastline and ocean, especially on a clear day. You may have to wait until the morning marine layer clears because visibility is often limited. Skip it and visit real castles if you don't have time.

Visited June 2014
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“Who needs a fake castle?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

There are other places in Atami with great views, and there is no need to go to a made-for-tourists concrete "castle" that will charge admission. There are other real castles in Japan to see, and the trip there is not as spectacular as what you can see in Hakone (8 minute shinkansen trip away). I wonder how much controversy there was when this was built! There are other things to do in Atami.

Visited November 2012
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