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Hirado Castle

1458 Iwanouecho, Hirado 859-5121, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 950-22-2201
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My First Castle Visit!

My friend and I spent a couple hours at the Hirado Castle. The grounds were just beautiful on our... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Mickee111
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Salem, Oregon
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Amazing History

Enjoyed this walking tour of the Hirado Castle. Beautiful architecture & views. ¥1020 for our... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2015
Pamela L
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9 Jun 2017
“My First Castle Visit!”
25 Dec 2015
“Amazing History”
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1458 Iwanouecho, Hirado 859-5121, Nagasaki Prefecture
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+81 950-22-2201
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I spent a couple hours at the Hirado Castle. The grounds were just beautiful on our walk to the castle--beautiful pink lanterns hanging in the trees, families having picnics and several historical statues. The parking was easy to find, just a small...More

Thank Mickee111
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed this walking tour of the Hirado Castle. Beautiful architecture & views. ¥1020 for our family to visit. Worth the drive.

1  Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 5 June 2015

What a magnificent view! The castle overlooks the bay and is at the top of a rather sheer rock mountain(hill). The geography of Japan is breath-taking. Never have I seen first hand such a unique, warm, and wonderful place. Just about every valley between sheer...More

1  Thank Curt E
Reviewed 26 October 2014

As many castle in Japan, Hirado castle is not an old building. But the whole complex, the exhibition inside the castle and also the view is it worth to spend the entrance fee.

1  Thank Juergen K
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The Hirado Castle which we see now was rebuilt in 1962, but there are two structures on the property that date back to the 1700's. Lord Matsura of Hirado became a daimyo (or Lord) in 1587 under the power of Shogun Hideyoshi. He took part...More

1  Thank arl3203
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Here you can get a feeling of an old castle, where the Matsuura clan lived and see artefacts from the period. It was built in 1718, demolished 1872 and reconstructed in 1962. I went with a group.

2  Thank Dan-Tuyet T
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The trek from the parking lot to the top of Hirado Castle is well worth the effort to see the magnificent views of the surrounding area. Be prepared to walk up a lot of steps. The history of the castle is quite interesting, and the...More

1  Thank annieJJ
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We happen to go to the castle on one of the hottest days of the year! You must travel up the flights of stairs, with no AC but when you get to the top, its breath taking! It's not something Id do more than once,...More

1  Thank Christin S
Reviewed 1 December 2011

The Castle grounds are full of old monuments and the graves of Japanese heroes and Royalty. It has beautiful gardens and the restoration effort was done quite well. Visitors are allowed to climb to the highest part of the castle where you have an unimpeded...More

1  Thank Khamkeo
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