Hikonejo Castle

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Hikonejo Castle in Shiga Prefecture is considered one of Japan’s national treasures, alongside a hand-full of other castles. Dating back to the 16th century, the castle includes many important cultural properties.The castle keep, guard houses, and moat are all well preserved, even by Japanese standards. As a castle which managed to avoid destruction since its time of construction, it is historically invaluable which warrants its high national treasure status. A rarity in Japan, fans of history will love Hikonejo Castle.

Photograph provided by Biwako Visitors Bureau

Telephone Number
Postal code
1-1 Konkicho, Hikone City, Shiga
Method of payment
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:30~17:00

Admisson Fee
JPY800 / Adult

Age 6-15: JPY 200
Group discounts available.
The fee for the garden only is JPY 200.
Additional fee for the museum.

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