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Address: Yokoyama, Iwakuni 740-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 827-29-5000
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Stepping into the past

Really nice to see history and get a feeling of what the culture was so long ago in this country. Makes me want to dream about being a warrior 400+ years ago.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
Jasax
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Really nice to see history and get a feeling of what the culture was so long ago in this country. Makes me want to dream about being a warrior 400+ years ago.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Definitely not the grandest of Japan castles but maybe the few that lies on top of a mountain. Iwakuni castle has only 4-5 stories and is rather small but the panoramic view from the top is just breathtaking.

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Thank Ernest_Ee_sg
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

One of the nicest Japanese castles I have visited. Well maintained and very accessible. Nice views from the walls. You could get through it in 30 minutes, but I took 3 hours.

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Thank MJonesPE
Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Small castle is the type of "mountain castle",which is small but situated at the top of the mountain.You can go there either by rope way or by foot.Exhibits are not so good ,but exhibits about bridges in Japan was unique.View from the top floor is very good also.But the view from the base of the castle is not good because... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Iwakuni is the Yamaguchi prefecture is full of things to see and do. Of course, there is the Castle which is a 1962 exact replica of the 1608 donjon. You can either hike up to the castle or a cable car up to the top where you get great views of the city and the Kintai bridge below and most... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Took the hike up through a quiet forest. Great views from the castle. They have an amazing collection of antique samurai swords in the castle!

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Kempsey, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

I have visited Iwakuni Castle on two occasions. The exhibits in the castle are set out on different levels, the only negative comment I have is that the information on the exhibits are in Japanese which was disappointing. With the amount of tourists visiting some English translations would have been appreciated. This is quite common in a lot of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

beautiful ride, then walk up to the castle. The castle is huge inside- about 5 floors of artifacts. Awesome views from the top. The original base of the castle is near by.

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Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

It was recommended to go here on New Year's Day to watch the sunrise and it was well worth the early wake up call! Not much translation exists in the castle itself and you should bring your own toilet paper for the bathrooms!

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Iwakuni, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Iwakuni Castle is small when compared to most of the other Japanese Castles. Being in Iwakuni and visiting the Castle, the Kintai Bridge and the "Park" Area around the Castle is an informative couple hours or so well spent. The later afternoon or evening is a very pleasant way to enjoy the company of a spouse, girlfriend or a... More 

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