Iwakuni Castle (岩国城)
Kikkawa Hiroie, the first leader of the Iwakuni clan, constructed this castle on the summit of Mt. Yokoyama in 1608. However, due to the “one castle per province” order, it was dismantled a mere seven years later in 1615, and government affairs were carried out in a residence at the base of the mountain. The current castle tower was restored in 1962 based on illustrations and diagrams of the castle tower’s original construction, and offers unbroken views of the Seto Inland Sea area including Kikko Park, Kintaikyo Bridge, the city of Iwakuni and Miyajima. Visitors can also see the stone walls of the former castle tower which have been restored according to the stonework techniques of the time.
Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Yokoyama 3 (Iwakuni / YanaiArea)
- 9:00-16:45(Latest entry16:30)
- Irregular holidays
* Iwakuni Castle Ropeway Maintenance and inspection day.
- [Admission fee]
[Elementary School Students] 120yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- Available(HIROSHMA FREE Wi-Fi)
- Temporary suspension:Closed until May 24, 2020 (Information as of May 5, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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