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Utsunomiya Castle Ruins Park

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Good for a relaxed walk

The ruins and park are worth a visit. Well kept and easily accessible. The two towers are... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands
When you're interested in the history is a go to place!

Nothing much to do, but to take a picture of the renovated castle 🏰. I went during sakura season... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Weisen H
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Hommarucho, Utsunomiya 320-0817, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

The ruins and park are worth a visit. Well kept and easily accessible. The two towers are accessible and feature a modest exhibition.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Nothing much to do, but to take a picture of the renovated castle 🏰. I went during sakura season. But the sakura trees are in front of the castle not near the castle. Best spot for jogging and strolling with dogs or friends.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Weisen H
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to see sakura and castle. 500m from here,Mihashi street is nice to walk along and has some shops and cafes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank YusukeT167
Reviewed February 22, 2018

We had a local guide on he day we were there He was 91 years young and was English speaking He spent a good two hours with us and had so much knowledge IF you get him when you visit Tell him the Australians sent...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

This is not a real castle, it's a reconstruction of what's left of the ruins. The grounds are used for all sorts of different events, festivals like Tennosai where all the mikoshi gather before the procession to the shrine, or for a giant outdoor gyoza...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 2catsinJP
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

It is a good place to go for a walk but the castle itself is not so impressive, and very small. It shows some explanation of the castle in old times, but the castle itself is not so old.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Roberto Adrián T
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

It's a new castle, don't think you are going to check a very old building, but it's very nice on the surroundings, not a main trip :)

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank coskell
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The small city is abt.50min away from Tokyo by Shinkansen and a good destination for a half day or even full day trip. You could enjoy some great dumplings or explore some sights. The small castle cant be compared with the one in Osaka, but...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Joergstravel
Reviewed August 8, 2016

IF you are a foreigner and yo have already seen a big castle Osaka,Himeji,Matsumoto etc,, ,it is surely a disappointing place.But usually Castle ruins have nothing left on the land ,so this place is a little bit better than nothing,because a certain part of the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank GAIDA2014
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The area was beautiful and park attendants keep the area clean and presentable. Some display areas and nice views of castle reconstructed ruins. Would be a nice place to picnic in, however, when I went there were quite a bit of people who were there...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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