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Address: 1-16 Masuokacho, Shiroishi 270-1400, Miyagi Prefecture
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Shiroishi

Beatiful place. The castle is nice enough, but the surrounding gardens and Samurai house area are very picturesque.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
Greg B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Beatiful place. The castle is nice enough, but the surrounding gardens and Samurai house area are very picturesque.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I categorise the destruction of Japanese castles into three waves: 1. The Wars for Unification and the edict that followed the establishment of the Tokugawa Bakufu that daimyo may keep only one castle, and therefore have only one castle per province. 2. The Meiji Restoration: its concomitant wars and the subsequent tearing down of many castles by the Meiji authorities.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Unlike many other castles, much of the layout of this castle has been kept in its original format, so it's an interesting visit. It's a small castle, and it's authentic design will make it a difficult or impossible) visit for people who have mobility issues).

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Took the 35 minute train ride up from Fukushima to explore Shiroishi Castle and the neighboring historic shrines and buildings. The castle with snow on the ground is a stunning site. I didn't buy a ticket for the tour inside (300 yen), saving my yen for a fresh fruit purchase from a small shop on my way back to the... More 

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Eilat, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Unlike Osaka Castle and the like, this castle was was rebuilt using the methods and materials of the original, so it is amazing to experience. It is much smaller that the other ones but it also has a great, authentic charm--not to mention NONE of the maddening crowds! Note that you will need to take your shoes off upon entering... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had some time to spend in Shiroishi and opted to tour this stunning castle seated a top the town hillside. Grounds and building are exquisite. Tour guides are present but not pushy. Castle is exquisite and allows for a panoramic view of the city from upper floors.Visitors can also try on period Japanese apparel of formal Kimono for the... More 

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Kofu
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

A pretty small castle which is the only thing to see in this tiny town. The castle was built in 1995 to lure in people on their way to Sendai. What of it there is is pretty enough as castles go and if you're driving then it might be worth stopping off for a quick look but its not really... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This re-built castle is well worth a visit if you happen to be in Shiroishi. It is currently under repair but is still quite awesome just from the grounds. The history of the area is rich and embodied well at this castle.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This sleepy little town whose only attraction at the moment is their newly reconstructed Shiroishi Castle. It is just 15 minutes walk from JR Shiroishi Station. There is no museum in the castle, unlike other reconstructed ones. Just a pure, no gimmicks Japanese Jo, wood and white plaster. I went on 22 Apr 2012, the castle did not escape the... More 

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