Fukuyama Castle

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Fukuyama Castle
3.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,696 contributions
Easy Access from Train Station and Beautiful Grounds
Sep 2020
I've seen many castles in Japan and the Fukuyama Castle is up there as one of the more interesting and beautiful ones. The castle is right next to the train station, so no excuses for not visiting. The grounds are free to enter, I recommend exploring the grounds as there are many attractions within the castle walls. Don't miss the little garden here behind the castle as the views are incredible. I just love the architecture of the castle and how it stands out. I did not go inside the castle as I heard it was not worth it, but I found the exterior and grounds to be lovely.
Written September 16, 2020
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Carlos K
Curitiba, PR43 contributions
A historical visit
Dec 2018
Very good castle, with the ancient samurai history. One only remark is the interdiction of pictures at the castle interior. But is very beautiful place at an very beautiful city
Written November 25, 2019
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trish06_11
Melbourne, Australia141 contributions
travelling again
Aug 2019
The castle is right next to the station within easy walking distance. We went there at night and after walking up the steps we walked around the outside as it was closed for the day but you could still walk in the garden. It is a beautiful castle with huge wooden doors and it picture book perfect.
Written August 12, 2019
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Anova26
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions
Nice place overrun by tourists
May 2019
Picturesque park and castle easy to walk up to and around. Definitely worth a visit for the obligatory photo or selfie. Crowded but still worth it although not all tourists are as well mannered as the locals.
Written May 26, 2019
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clarkey1234
Freshwater, Australia46 contributions
Worth a visit
Apr 2019 • Family
The castle is right next to the train station so very conveniently located. There are 5 flights of stairs to walk up to get to the top but it is worth it as it’s a beautiful view of town. All the exhibition is in Japanese, no English which makes it a challenge but you can still understand a great deal about the area by looking at the exhibits. Worth a visit if you’re in town.
Written April 28, 2019
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gabymgr
Mexico City, Mexico64 contributions
Nice small castle
Oct 2018 • Friends
Nice small Castle next to the train station, there was a flower exposition that was really nice. If you are staying in Fukuyama take a few minutes to see it.
Written March 10, 2019
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Matan Katz
Jerusalem, Israel197 contributions
Right next to Fukuyama station
Nov 2018 • Solo
Located right next to the station is perfect for quick visiting by foot. the castle ground are very nice and the garden next to it is small but magical.
Written January 15, 2019
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MatthewTheCatthew
Fukuyama, Japan192 contributions
Best Castle Experience in Japan!
Dec 2018 • Family
Fukuyama-Shi Castle is the best Castle in not only Hiroshima prefecture but in the whole of Nippon! We went as a family and absolutely loved it! The view from the top is beyond mesmerising- it’s so hypnotic that you feel euphoric in its splendour. Also there are cats that live at the upper level of the castle that look as if they own the whole of Fukuyama! The reincarnated spirit’s of Shoguns and Samurai of old? Who can say? It’s so awesome I dressed up my little chap, Leopold Theudebald Godfrey and forgot to take photos!
Fukuyama Castle is definitely the best Castle in Japan and if you disagree I will fight you.
Written December 20, 2018
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Hiro H
Melbourne, Australia222 contributions
Not so exciting
Dec 2018 • Solo
This castle was built and used after war-time period as an administrative purpose (not in a battle). And just like many castles in Japan it was destroyed and rebuild as a cultural symbol later on. So you might not feel much excitement compared with other great old castles. However, this castle has produced some fine leaders in Japanese history and you can see some artifacts in the castles. It is good place to walk around for a few hours.
Written December 4, 2018
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Lachie G
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia56 contributions
Superb collection of medieval armour
Nov 2018 • Couples
Museum is fairly dated but the exhibits are timeless. Armour, firearms,swords,saddles,all give insight into Samurai Culture. No interpretation of exhibits in english though which made the experience a little frustrating.

Lots of stairs as you move over 5 floors to finish with a great view of the surrounding city. The castle looks orignal outside, inside is very Sovlet 70 's so I think the whole thing maybe a rebuild. Literally outside the doors of the train station.
Written November 10, 2018
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