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Address: Jonaicho, Yamatokoriyama 639-1011, Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 743-52-2010

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Peaceful castle in Nara

It takes a 10~15 minutes walk from the Kintetsu Station(not JR). On the way you will see a few ruins of the old castle gates. I visited the Yamatokoriyama castle on a rainy day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It takes a 10~15 minutes walk from the Kintetsu Station(not JR). On the way you will see a few ruins of the old castle gates. I visited the Yamatokoriyama castle on a rainy day and I am the only visitor. The castle is turned into a park and a school, only 2 yagura and a gate is rebuilt, the foundation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Yamato-Kōriyamajō is probably Nara City’s closest castle so you can go if you visit Nara. There is a reconstructed gate and a yagura here which are perched between and on top of beautiful stone walls and encircled by a complicated system of winding, spiralling moats, which range from dry, to muddy, to very deep water. I came on a festival... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Apart from a park and space for picnic plus lots of street foods, you really see only part of the walls of the castle. You don't even see segments of a ruined castle so I would say it's still a good place to visit if you have time to spare but likewise a spot that you can give it a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Beautifully restored two yagura (corner turrets) and the gates over original walls. If you go to the left of the entrance around the moat there's a ramp leading to the citadel surrounded by the inner moat and impressive walls covered with vegetation. A short walk takes you to the main keep (tenshu) foundation which is off limits, but if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The Kōriyama Castle (郡山城) is one of those “out of the box” adventures. It’s a little out of the way, but well worth of exploring. There is not much of the castle left only the mote and a few corner stones. Inside the castle grounds are several areas where you can sit down in the grass and enjoy some food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Koriyama castle was one of the more important castles in the early Edo period, and its grounds are deceptively large. The ruins of the original keep in the middle of the castle grounds were closed to the public the last time I was there, but this is still a nice castle to visit. Its location on the hill sloping away... More 

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