Fukuyama Castle
Fukuyama Castle
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We visited the castle a few days ago by the Shinkansen, great way to go as the train stop is right beside the Castle.
Actually the Shinkansen station is on land that was part of the Castle grounds originally.
They are celebrating the Castles 400th. Anniversary, it has just recently opened after a major renovation , it must have cost a fortune to bring it back to it’s former glory.
Apparently a big part of the cost was born by a local company and others in the community, they are to be congratulated, the community is obviously very proud of the Castle and it’s history.
Cost 500 yen to enter, well worth it to see all the displays and learn the history of the Castle, lots of information on the Samurai family who built it 400 years ago , the head of the family who was a cousin of the shogun who ruled Japan at that time was a ferocious warrior who won many battles and was also a greatly respected community person who lived to over 80 years old and at that age was still very active .The view from the top is fantastic.
There are a lot of steps between each floor so keep that in mind if you have a walking problem .
The grounds and outbuildings are very extensive, this was the grandest Castle in Japan at that time .
Well worth a visit, easy by bullet train, about 20 minute journey from Hiroshima which was our destination.
Written 18 September 2022
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
I've seen many castles in Japan and the Fukuyama Castle is up there as one of the more interesting and beautiful ones. The castle is right next to the train station, so no excuses for not visiting. The grounds are free to enter, I recommend exploring the grounds as there are many attractions within the castle walls. Don't miss the little garden here behind the castle as the views are incredible. I just love the architecture of the castle and how it stands out. I did not go inside the castle as I heard it was not worth it, but I found the exterior and grounds to be lovely.
Written 16 September 2020
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Carlos K
Curitiba, PR43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Very good castle, with the ancient samurai history. One only remark is the interdiction of pictures at the castle interior. But is very beautiful place at an very beautiful city
Written 25 November 2019
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trish06_11
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The castle is right next to the station within easy walking distance. We went there at night and after walking up the steps we walked around the outside as it was closed for the day but you could still walk in the garden. It is a beautiful castle with huge wooden doors and it picture book perfect.
Written 12 August 2019
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Anova26
Melbourne, Australia94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Picturesque park and castle easy to walk up to and around. Definitely worth a visit for the obligatory photo or selfie. Crowded but still worth it although not all tourists are as well mannered as the locals.
Written 26 May 2019
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clarkey1234
Balgowlah, Australia56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The castle is right next to the train station so very conveniently located. There are 5 flights of stairs to walk up to get to the top but it is worth it as it’s a beautiful view of town. All the exhibition is in Japanese, no English which makes it a challenge but you can still understand a great deal about the area by looking at the exhibits. Worth a visit if you’re in town.
Written 28 April 2019
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gabymgr
Mexico City, Mexico64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Nice small Castle next to the train station, there was a flower exposition that was really nice. If you are staying in Fukuyama take a few minutes to see it.
Written 10 March 2019
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Matan Katz
Jerusalem, Israel191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Located right next to the station is perfect for quick visiting by foot. the castle ground are very nice and the garden next to it is small but magical.
Written 15 January 2019
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Perth Review
Perth, Australia242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Fukuyama-Shi Castle is the best Castle in not only Hiroshima prefecture but in the whole of Nippon! We went as a family and absolutely loved it! The view from the top is beyond mesmerising- it’s so hypnotic that you feel euphoric in its splendour. Also there are cats that live at the upper level of the castle that look as if they own the whole of Fukuyama! The reincarnated spirit’s of Shoguns and Samurai of old? Who can say? It’s so awesome I dressed up my little chap, Leopold Theudebald Godfrey and forgot to take photos!
Fukuyama Castle is definitely the best Castle in Japan and if you disagree I will fight you.
Written 20 December 2018
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Hiro H
Melbourne, Australia221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This castle was built and used after war-time period as an administrative purpose (not in a battle). And just like many castles in Japan it was destroyed and rebuild as a cultural symbol later on. So you might not feel much excitement compared with other great old castles. However, this castle has produced some fine leaders in Japanese history and you can see some artifacts in the castles. It is good place to walk around for a few hours.
Written 4 December 2018
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