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We really enjoyed touring the castle grounds. Parking is available and free. You walk in a ways and buy tickets before going up to the tower which houses the museum.
The museum houses a great collection of samurai armor, Japanese scrolls, Dutch drawings, and models...More
Exterior architecture of the castle is better than the interior. Even though it is not really an authentically old castle, it is quite picturesque, while the interior is from a less architecturally appealing era (70's/80's). The castle enjoys a commanding post on a hilltop and...More
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
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
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