Hikone Castle Hikone Castle Hikone Castle Hikone Castle


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The castle’s mascot character “Hikonyan” is very famous. This castle has undergone construction and maintenance every 20 years since 1604. The castle keep is a national treasure, and the castle site is designated as a special national historic site. The castle’s inner moat and central moat have been preserved in their original state.

  • Address

    1-1 Konki-cho, Hikone, Shiga

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  • Entry fee

    Adults(including high school students) 600
    Children(Elementary and junior high school students) 200

  • Opening Hours


  • Closed


  • Website


  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Its visitors can enjoy the view of about 450 plum trees bearing beautiful red and white blossoms between mid to end of March.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    A 20-minute taxi ride from the "Maibara Station" on JR Tokai, JR Nishinihon Tokaido Shinkansen Lines

    15 minutes from the "Hikone Station" on JR Nishinihon Tokaido Line

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