Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle is one of the best places to travel in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, opening hours, attractions and photos of Hikone Castle posted by Japanese travelers in the know[last modified: ]

Hikone Castle 5 Reviews


410 Years Since Building! A Beautiful & Wise National Treasure Overlooking Lake Biwa

Hikone Castle has a relation with Ii family. It's hard to be invaded and easy to use, so we can find wisdom everywhere in the castle. The historical interior is also the highlight. What is more, the castle seen from Genkyu-en Garden in the same site is so gorgeous that I can say it has both beauty and strength.◎Access: 10min by car from 'Hikone IC' of Meishin Highway. Or, 10min walk from JR Hikone Station. Available time: 8:30-17:00


Amazing! The Beautiful Cherry Blossom Reflection On The Castle Moat

The cherry blossoms of Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture, is really amazing. Particularly, the reflection on the castle moat is stunning, and many people come to see it. Around Hikone Castle, there're many things to see other than the moat, so you can enjoy walking around.


Cherry Blossom Reflections & Rafts Of Petals

Hikone Castle is a popular cherry blossom spot in Shiga. When the blossoms begin to fall, many rafts of petals appear on the moat and make the cherry blossom reflections more beautiful. If you want to take photos, after the lights-out is better than when it's lighted. There're less people and you can take the whole cherry blossom equally in your photos without going whitish. You're encouraged to come to Shiga!


A Castle Tower On The Top

It's preserved in good condition and counted as one of the four castle of national treasures.