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Castle / Ruins of Castle Spots in Mihara Area

  • Ruins of Mihara Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Yakatamachi 1 ・ Jomachi 1 outside
    "The site of a ruined castle located in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The site was selected for inclusion in the sequel to a list of Japan's 100 most famous castles in 2017. The castle was built by a Waring States period samurai lord Kobayakawa Takakage in 1567 to serve as a fortress and naval port; in its heyday, it was known as the ""Floating Castle"" as it appeared to float on the sea. Today, the stone castle base, moat, boat inlet turret, and middle gate still remain. JR Mihara Station stands where the castle tower base once was, and visitors can climb up to the concourse castle tower base on the first floor. In addition, the stone ruins of the boat inlet turret are inside the municipal Minatocho Park and thus can be viewed freely."
  • Takayama Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Mihara-shi
  • Furutakayama Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Mihara-shi
  • Mukunashi Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Mihara-shi

Hiroshima Main Areas

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There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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