Visit one of Japan's oldest castle reconstructions at Gujo Hachiman Castle, originally built in 1559. Destroyed during Japan's period of modernization, the structure was rebuilt using wood materials in 1933. The five-story white-walled castle sits atop a mountain at 300 m (984 ft) above sea level. Take a short hike up to enjoy spectacular views over the old town and the surrounding mountain range. Gujo Hachiman Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
Gujo Hachiman Castle Reviews
Originally built in 1559, this castle was torn down in 1870 during the Meiji Restoration and recostructed back in 1933. Autumn is the best season to visit this castle as the autumn leaves... more »
Well, you need a car to go there as it is with castles they are always on the top of some mountain or hills and outside of towns. It's good to have one driving up the narrow road to the parking lot... more »
Very scenic 400 year old historic castle. You can drive up to the door of the castle up the hill but the drive up is very very narrow and steep. We drove an 8 seater up there and the bends were very tight. we had to reverse a couple of times to make it around the bends. There is a nice scene of the town below and a place to take photos of the castle.
Beautiful castle. Not so touristy as some other places, maybe due to very high location unreachable for big buses. Splendid views from the castle. One of my favourites in Japan.
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