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, Gujo Edition.
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日本百名城巡りの一環として初めて行きました。車で細いつづら折りの道を上っていくと着きました。山の上にそびえるとても美しい山城でした。城内は木造で歩くと床がミシミシ軋みますが、鉄筋コンクリートではない、木造のよさを感じました。眺めもよかったです。ご城朱印をいただくことができました。 more »I went there for the first time as part of a tour of 100 castles in Japan. It arrived when going up on the road of a thin spell folding by car. It was a very beautiful mountain castle that towered on top of the mountain. When i walked in the castle, the floor was squeaky, but I felt the goodness of the wooden which was not reinforced concrete. The view was good, too. I was able to get the castle red seal.
戦前に再建された城です。山城なのでクルマで上の駐車場までは道中は狭く、クネクネ道で一方通行です。続日本の100名城となったのでスタンプをもらってきました。以前来た時は、晩秋で霧があり幻想的でした。今回は新緑で初夏のような暑さでしたがまた違う景色が楽しめました。 more »It is a castle that was rebuilt before the war. Because it is yamashiro, the parking lot above by car is narrow on the way, and it is one-way in Kunekune-do. I got a stamp because it became a castle of 100 people in Japan. When I came here before, it was foggy and fantastic in late autumn. It was fresh green and was hot like early summer, but I could enjoy a different scenery again.
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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