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Hikone Castle

A castle with 400 years of history, the white-walled donjon is a National Treasure.
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Hikone Castle
The construction was launched in 1604 and took 20 years to complete, Hikone Castle was renovated again in 1996 for the fifth times since it was built. Tiles of the roof, 60 thousands in 34 types, and white walls were facelifted. It is one of the most well-preserved castles in Japan and the tower, turrets, such as Nishinomaru-sanju-yagura, Taikomon-yagura, Tenbin-yagura, Ninomaru-sawaguchitamon-yagura, and stables are designated as Important Cultural Properties. The landscape garden, Genkyu-en and Rakuraku-en, are designated as Special Historic Sites. Now Hikonyan, a popular local mascot character, is performing in the castle on events three times a month.
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    Hikone Castle
    1-1, Konkicho, Hikone-shi, Shiga

    Access from major landmarks

    From Osaka station to Hikone Castle
    One hour seventeen minutes (via JR Tokaido Line new Rapid)
    From Hikone Station to Hikone Castle
    Approx. Ten minutes by walk

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