Hikone Castle and its castle town

National Treasure – Hikone Castle and its castle town

If you like to visit an authentic old castle, then Hikone Castle is the most recommended place. Hikone Castle is at the heart of Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture.
The construction of Hikone Castle started in 1604, and it took about 20 years to complete.
Hikone Castle is one of only 5 castles registered as National Treasure of Japan and one of only 12 castles still existing in their original styles.
Hikone Castle itself is very beautiful with surrounding forests, stone walls, and moats filled with water. Within the castle compound, there is a famous Japanese garden called Genkyu-en, which has existed since around 1678.
Castle town of Hikone has recently be restored and it is a fun to have a walk, shop around and eat out along the Yumekyobashi Castle Road.

Model Itinerary  (This is a typical itinerary with a hired car from Nagoya.)

8:30     Depart from Nagoya (Nagoya Station or your hotel)
10:00   Arrive at Hikone Castle
Looking around Hikone Castle
12:00   Lunch at one of the restaurants along the Yumekyobashi Castle Road
13:00   Walk and shop around the Yumekyobashi Castle Road
14:00   Visit Genkyu-en Japanese Garden
15:30   Depart from Genkyu-en Japanese Garden
17:00   Arrive at Nagoya Station or your hotel

Castle tower is not as big as Himeji Castle or Nagoya Castle. Though, its design is unique and beautiful

This is one of the best place to take the photo of Hikone Castle.

You can enjoy tea and sweets in Hoshodai Tea House located in the Genkyu-en Garden.

Traditional style houses and shops line along the Castle Road.

If you are interested in our private guided tour,we are pleased to make a quotation for you. Please feel free to contact us!!

Mode of payment
Payment can be made by online credit card payment system. We accept VISA or MASTER.
Customers may pay the part of amount as a deposit to secure the reservation. Basically customers are requested to pay all amount prior to the day of the tour.

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