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Hikone Castle

Japan, 1-1 Kinkicho, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture 522-0061

This castle ranks among one the most famous in Japan. The castle tower dates back to the Edo Period and is a designated national treasure. In fact, there are only five castle towers designated as national treasures. Hikone Castle was built over a period of roughly 20 years. While glistening in the moonlight, the castle is an enchanting site and sightseeing destination around Lake Biwa.

Business Time
  • Monday:  8:30~17:00
  • Tuesday:  8:30~17:00
  • Wednesday:  8:30~17:00
  • Thursday:  8:30~17:00
  • Friday:  8:30~17:00
  • Saturday:  8:30~17:00
  • Sunday:  8:30~17:00
Telephone number 0749-22-2742
  • [Train] Take the JR Biwako Line for "Hikone," then walk for 15 minutes. [Car] 10 minutes by car from the Meishin Expressway Hikone IC
Language 日本語
Other Parking Lot: 1,000 yen for passenger vehicles, 2,000 yen for large vehicles Parking Spots: 280 standard-sized vehicles, 25 large vehicles, and ten handicapped vehicles
Last Update : 2022.10.28   Go Central Japan DMO

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