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Gujo Hachiman Castle

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659 Hachimancho Yanagimachi Ichinohira, Gujo 501-4214, Gifu Prefecture
+81 575-67-1819
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gujo Hachiman castle, as with most castles around the world, sits way up top on a mountain for various reasons: 1) so the lord could watch over the entire town 2) so the lord could watch out for incoming enemies 3) so the lord could...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Great example of a Japanese castle . For those going by car there is actually a car park next to the castle or you can park at the bottom of the hill and walk up the hill . The castle is about 130 higher in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank JRP-Bkk
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Worth the climb for the views, plus the @fairy@ tale feeling when looking at the castle. If you can, see the sunset from it on a non cloudy day. Amazing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RvMDl
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Castle on the top of the hill, you can get there by walk or car, but the way to the top is narrow for a big car. The views from the top are amazing, you can see the valley. Like the most of the castles...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Anjes P
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Hachiman Castle sitting on top of a hill is an unmissable sight from anywhere in the city. While the rebuilt castle is nothing special, the view of the town from the castle grounds make the twenty minute hike worthwhile.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank thelonious22
Reviewed December 10, 2017

A small castle that is off the beaten path but beautiful in composition in both first sight and closer inspection. I will return.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Reconstructed in 1933, this a very nice Japanese castle with a great view from the top floor. The kids enjoyed the free samurai dress-up, and I enjoyed the small but nice collection of antique weapons. Handicapped access is essentially nonexistent.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank derykxl
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Pretty castle up the hill- you can drive most of the way if you have a car (and public transport is quite hard to use to reach this area so you'll probably be in a car). We were pleased to be handed a leaflet in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank moot
Reviewed July 12, 2016

From a distance this castle looks very big but, once you have walked the path up the hill to the castle, it is quite small. But the view from the top is awesome and well worth the walk.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank TheOutdoorholic
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful! The walk to the castle through the trees is beautiful. Once at the top you can see almost all of Gujo- Hachiman. The creaky floor boards really make you think about what it might have been like years ago. Must see.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank dorothy r
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