Travelling by a local train to the ruins of Iwamura Castle and its castle town by local train

To Iwamura Town
Hop on to the local train to enjoy Japan’s most magnificent view of the farm village while travelling up to the castle town of Iwamura.

The castle town of Iwamura
The old village welcomes you first before reaching to the Iwamura Castle. If you get hungry on your way, get something sweet. Gohei-mochi (rice skewered in a flat stick with sweet sauce) is very famaous , castella  is also famaous here.

Historical architecture
Interested in historical architecture and old traditional housings? We recommend you to visit here. Old house of the Edo period and historical records are preserved. Have a glimpse of how people lived during those days.

Iwamura Jozo (brewery)
If you are interested in Saké,visit here.Tasting can be done to find your best choice. For those who are not fond of alcoholic beverage, try the alcohol-free Japanese “Amazake”. Enjyo the taste of the natural sweetness of rice.

Iwamura Castle
The beginning of the castle dates back to approximately 800 years ago when the Samurai warriors assumed political power in the country. It is said that the impregnable stonewalls on the hill top, which made the castle protective, was constructed around 450 years ago during the Sengoku period. Iwamura Castle is believed to be invulnerable with its natural fort utilizing the steep terrain and the robust stonewalls. It is one of Japan’s three major mountain castles, and is located at the highest point (717 meters above sea) among the three.

Walk through the castle town and you will be at the entrance of the hill that connects to castle. It is the starting point to the grand “Iwamura Castle” which is constructed at the summit of a 717 meter-high hill. Start your 30 min-walk to get to the stonewall of the Honmaru (main enclosure of the castle). The cobbled road along the hill has a good taste. Feel the ancient history of this area and its rich natural resources.

There used to be a Honmaru Yashiki (big residence) at the summit. Today the building does not remain anymore. Enjoy the splendid landscape of the area that spreads below. You will be convinced that the mountain castle indeed had incredible protective functions.

If you are interested in our guided tour programs, please 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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