Hikone Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
A castle built over a period of some 20 years by Ii Naokatsu, the son of Ii Naomasa, who was counted as one of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s four greatest generals. Many of the structures, including the castle tower; turrets; and the Genkyuen, a garden for the Shimoyashiki villa; look as they did when first constructed and are designated National Treasures. The large horse stable, with its walls built in the early modern period, is a particularly rare example of such a structure and is designated a national Important Cultural Property. The inner moat can be circled in a pleasure boat that belonged to the Ii clan; ride it and you will feel like a daimyo (feudal lord) yourself.

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Address
Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Konkichou 1-1
Phone
0749222742
Hours
8:30-17:00 (Tenshu Last entry 16:45)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Hikone Castle and Genkyuen Garden] [General] 800yen [Small/Junior high school students] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(335spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available (Available only in specified locations)
Wi-Fi
Available(Biwako Free WiFi)
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 7, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (not inside the building)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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