A castle associated with Ieyasu Tokugawa that was called the "castle of promotion"
The castle was constructed by Ieyasu Tokugawa and was a stepping stone for unifying the whole country. It became known as the "castle of promotion" because many lords of the castle after Ieyasu also gained important posts in shogunate government. The stone wall of the castle, built by a method called nozurazumi, which is piling up unprocessed natural stones, still remains after a period of 400 years demonstrating the high technology of the time. Panoramas of the ancient battlefield of Mikatagahara, Enshunada, Lake Hamana, etc., can be seen from the observatory on the third floor.
|Address||100-2 Motoshiro-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-53-453-3872 *Inquiries 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Holidays||December 29th to 31st|
|Admission fee||Adults (high school students and over) 200 yen, elementary school students and junior high school students Free|
|Access||Approx. 5 minutes by taxi from "Hamamatsu Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.|
|Photo credit||Hamamatsu Visitors and Convention Bureau|
updated on Oct 31, 2014
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