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Address: Yokoyama, Iwakuni 740-0001, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 827295000

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Mueum exhibits at Iwakuni Castle

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kempsey, Australia
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Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank jlab4949
Kempsey, Australia
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank travella2016
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank marlaher
Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Andholl
Iwakuni, Japan
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank gilmorewa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

There's a museum with many articles (samurai swords, weaponry, old photos, etc.) to view, the price is reasonable, and the views from the top of the mountain are beautiful on a clear day. There's a path to get up there & back down, if you are really physically fit, but the cable car was a fun ride, too.

Thank tot2trish
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

After walking across the fantastic Bridge we walked through the park to the cablecar to go up to the Castle on top of the mountain. As you leave the cablecar there is a sign pointing to two different directions both leading to the Castle. The pathway to the left leads you on a gentle slope to the Castle but is... More 

1 Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Iwakuni, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

A nice place to visit when you want to learn a little about the history of Iwakuni, you can take the ropeway or walk the trails to the castle. They have a small museum inside to understand the workings of the castle.

Thank Eric N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The view was amazing and hopefully on a warm sunny day it will be even more breathtaking! As it were it still had an air of mystery about it because of the early morning fog. There are 4 floors up to the observation room at the top of the castle. Do not recommend strollers, baby carrier works best for little... More 

Thank Pamela L
Royston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Most of Japan's castles aren't original and this is no exception. It's full of some dusty old displays that, in my opinion, aren't all that interesting. However, the views from up there are great. It's definitely worth heading up to the castle, but I'd advise stopping there, enjoying the view out over Iwakuni and then heading back down. Don't worry... More 

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