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Attractive overall historical recreation castle complex

Exterior architecture of the castle is better than the interior. Even though it is not really an... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Michelle C
Yokosuka, Japan
Hirado castle

Memorial city for history of Japanese Castle in the olden day. Nice city , so good and peaceful... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
คามุระ ร
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May 14, 2018
“Attractive overall historical recreation castle complex”
Aug 19, 2017
“Hirado castle”
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1458 Iwanouecho, Hirado 859-5121, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 950-22-2201
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed touring the castle grounds. Parking is available and free. You walk in a ways and buy tickets before going up to the tower which houses the museum. The museum houses a great collection of samurai armor, Japanese scrolls, Dutch drawings, and models...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Exterior architecture of the castle is better than the interior. Even though it is not really an authentically old castle, it is quite picturesque, while the interior is from a less architecturally appealing era (70's/80's). The castle enjoys a commanding post on a hilltop and...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed February 6, 2018

in my japan trip,i visit 5 castle out of 100 castle in japan,this castle is little far,so not much ppl,i can enjoy the castle,it was great to walk around and the nice view from the top of the castle

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Memorial city for history of Japanese Castle in the olden day. Nice city , so good and peaceful place.

Thank คามุระ ร
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I spent a couple hours at the Hirado Castle. The grounds were just beautiful on our walk to the castle--beautiful pink lanterns hanging in the trees, families having picnics and several historical statues. The parking was easy to find, just a small...More

Thank Mickee111
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed this walking tour of the Hirado Castle. Beautiful architecture & views. ¥1020 for our family to visit. Worth the drive.

1  Thank Pamela L
Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a magnificent view! The castle overlooks the bay and is at the top of a rather sheer rock mountain(hill). The geography of Japan is breath-taking. Never have I seen first hand such a unique, warm, and wonderful place. Just about every valley between sheer...More

1  Thank Curt E
Reviewed October 26, 2014

As many castle in Japan, Hirado castle is not an old building. But the whole complex, the exhibition inside the castle and also the view is it worth to spend the entrance fee.

1  Thank Juergen K
Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Hirado Castle which we see now was rebuilt in 1962, but there are two structures on the property that date back to the 1700's. Lord Matsura of Hirado became a daimyo (or Lord) in 1587 under the power of Shogun Hideyoshi. He took part...More

1  Thank arl3203
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Here you can get a feeling of an old castle, where the Matsuura clan lived and see artefacts from the period. It was built in 1718, demolished 1872 and reconstructed in 1962. I went with a group.

2  Thank Dan-Tuyet T
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