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The castle is a stunning sight, both inside and out, and at all times during the day. If you visit early then you may be able to see people walking around dressed as samurai and have your photo taken with them. Shoes have to be...More
The castle looks great on the inside and outside. If you have difficulties walking, don’t go inside, the stairs are very steep and some of the steps are quite high. If you have the chance, go the castle in the evening, after sunset, because the...More
Let me be clear the castle from the outside is magnificent. The surrounding and inside garden are also really nice. However, the inside is a bit disappointing if you are used to European castles. The inside is made of wood en undecorated. It contains a...More
Ao much better than expected, the stroll through the castle keep, through the old wooden structures and old weapons (and other) they showcase, was very enjoyable. Also definitely check out the museum next to it, it's already included in the ticket! Some interesting stuff there,...More
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful castle with a fascinating history. Volunteer guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, definitely something you should do. The items on display were really interesting as you wind your way through the castle. Beautiful garden that is lovely to wander. There were also...More
Hd a few hours to spare so I walked ove to the castle. I saw the free Enlish speaking guides. A big sign saying not tips or cost. Lovely people wanting to practice their language skills and meet other people - as well as sharing...More
We got our tickets at the gate. I was there in Mid November and the castle was not full. Since you need to take your shoes off before entering the castle, make sure you have warm socks. The wooden floor can be cold.
They’re ‘shachi’, a mythical creature with the head of a dragon and the body of a carp. It was believed that this animal brings rain, so temples and castles were given these additions to protect them from fire.