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Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this castle has an observation platform with city views and a history museum that uses holograms, 3D pictures and other technologies to describe the history of the castle and the...more
All reviews top floor japanese history toyotomi hideyoshi modern museum flights of stairs main tower surrounding park walk up worth a visit observation deck cherry blossoms entrance fee nice view souvenir shop train station nice park take photos
Visited early February, tail-end of winter. It was still very chilly and we walked from the Nakanoshima Rose Garden which had no roses because of the season. And it was well worth it, though a bit tiring. The architecture was picturesque and there are many...More
Spend some time walking the grounds...and find your zen.
It is so peaceful and scenic. The peace is sometimes interrupted by the constant drone of overheah helicopters with tourists.
All in all worth the visit. (The outside area is free. We did not pay to...More
Great experience for an afternoon, from the walkup to the actual castle itself. It's a shame the inside of the castle is very modern, but it's still a neat experience to walk around inside and up to the observation deck.
If you are not fit, I’d give this a miss. It’s a long way to walk from any transport subway, rail or taxi; and when you get to the castle itself there are many steps. Whilst they can cater for disability, it doesn’t really lend...More