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Address: 1-8 Marunochi, Fukuyama 720-0061, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 84-922-2117

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If it your first Japanese castle then go see it.

We have been to many Japanese castles. This one is nothing special. It has been rebuilt and is not an original castle. It is cool, but since so many of these castles are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lorrie c
Incheon, South Korea
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Incheon, South Korea
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many Japanese castles. This one is nothing special. It has been rebuilt and is not an original castle. It is cool, but since so many of these castles are reconstructions of originals it didn't seem special. The grounds were nice but the parking was a hassle. There is a train stop right there so it could... More 

Thank lorrie c
Hong Kong, China
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Fukuyama is a city in Hiroshima. The town centre is small and the castle is a lovely spot next to Jr

Thank 天神仔
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236 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Fukuyama Castle shares the tragic fate of many castles in big cities that were preserved for posterity and survived the Meiji Restoration: it’s towering tenshukaku (main keep) was destroyed by allied aerial bombardment during the war. However, it was reconstructed as a museum in 1966. Besides which, two structures remain as originally built: the Sujigane Go’mon (Iron-reinforced Great Gate), and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The first time I had ever seen Fukuyama castle was in the train on the way to Hiroshima. After seeing the size of it I was determined to get back and explore the grounds. Firstly, it's a re-built castle as most Japanese castles are, but this one has some original secondary buildings which are very interesting. There are many displays... More 

Thank Oyaji090
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Saw Samurai swords and armour. Lots of stairs to climb. Great view from the top. Wish there were English signs and translations.

Thank Mnyika
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The castle is a replica, but I think it's a very good replica despite what others have said. It has several floors each with interesting Japanese historical artefacts. Unfortunately the information about the artefacts and the castle are in Japanese, but it doesn't take much imagination to figure out what's what. We'll worth a visit, assigns very picturesque. It's a... More 

Thank S G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It is a nice castle to visit. If you are in the area might as well stop and see it. You can take pictures, see the grounds, the museum, and the top view in about one hour and only cost $2 to enter the castle.

Thank Jose C
Andover, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Fukuyama station is one before Hiroshima station when you ride from Tokyo. I did not know what to think of it when I saw the castle from the train! It is right next to it. Beautiful. I googled mapped and confirmed it was actually a real castle, not made-up new thing. I just wanted to let people know that you... More 

Thank chieandover
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114 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We choose to visit this castle because we saw it from the shinkansen train and we thought that it might be a good idea to stop by. We didn't regret making this decision. The entire experience took as less then an hour so it was perfect to do between two shinkansen trains. The view is nice and the castle is... More 

Thank Natalia G
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The park is nice and the castle looks good from afar, however you can see that the replica is a bit sloppy as you get closer. We took two tickets anyway and went inside. The interior of the castle is what one could call a museum without a particular theme. It displays various items without any explanation in English, but... More 

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