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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.