Best Castles In Asia

Here're best Castles in Asia. We released a ranking of reviews about Castles posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Asia.

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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

Name

Hikone Castle

Address

1-1 Konkicho, Hikone-shi, ShigaGoogle Map

Tel

0749-22-2742

Hours

8:30-17:00

How to get there

15 min walk from JR Hikone Station. 15 min by car from Hikone IC.

Parking

Parking area is available

2

A Japanese garden located in the same site of Osaka Castle is known to only a few people. The castle seen from the Japanese garden is more beautiful, and what's more, you can see the reflected castle in the pond. It's a must-visit place when you come to Osaka Castle.

Name

Osaka Castle

Address

1-1 Osakajo Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

Tel

06-6941-3044

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

Osaka Castle Park Station is the nearest. By car or taxi, 20 min from Shin Osaka Station, 15 min from Osaka Station, 25 min from Itami Airport, or 50 min from Kansai International Airport.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

3

The world heritage 'Himeji Castle' regains it's original beautiful white figure after a long time repairing. Japan boasts the unprecedented beautiful castle.

Name

Himeji Castle

Address

68 Honmachi, Himeji-shi, HyogoGoogle Map

Tel

079-285-1146

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

4

The Imabari castle is illuminated in warm-color and looks like floating. Of course, it's also good in daytime.

Name

Imabari Castle

Address

3-1-3 Tori-cho, Imabari-shi, EhimeGoogle Map

Tel

0898-31-9233

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

By car, 15 min from Imabari Kita IC, 20 min from Imabari Yunoura IC, or 70 min from Matsuyama Airport. Toll parking area is available. By bus, 7 min from Imabari Station to Imabari Castle.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

5

Takada Park is famous for cherry blossoms. In summer, you can see the lotus flowers at the whole moat, that is said to be the best in the East. On the refreshing summer morning, leaves and flowers repelling water could make you more refreshing. During the cool morning is the golden time to see the lotus flowers.◎Access: 10 min from Joetsu-takada IC, 10 min from Joetsu IC by car Event: Lotus Flower Festival is held in July

Name

Takada Park

Address

44-1 Motoshiro-cho, Joetsu-shi, NiigataGoogle Map

How to get there

15min walk from Takada Station. By car, 15min from Joetsu IC, 10min from Joetsu Takada IC.

6

In November, the temperature drops in this season, the snow sheets the fall foliage and make them more beautiful, special scenery. You can see the collaboration of autumn leaves and snow only in the area which has an early snow!

Name

Hirosaki Castle

Address

1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, AomoriGoogle Map

How to get there

By car, 10min from Hirosaki Station, 25 min from Owani Hirosaki IC. By bus, 15 min from Hirosaki Station, get off at 'Shiyakusho-mae (City Hall), then walk 4 min.

7

Beautiful, that adjective is apt for this historical architecture.

Name

Kumamoto Castle

Address

1 Honmaru Chuou-ku, Kumamoto-shi, KumamotoGoogle Map

Tel

096-352-5900

How to get there

8

There're many exhibitions on each floor, and you can get the fine view of Kochi town from the castle top.

Name

Kochi Castle

Address

1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi-shi, KochiGoogle Map

Tel

088-824-5701

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

By car, 15min from Kochi IC, 30min from Kochi Airport, 10min from Kochi Station. By bus, 10min from Kochi Station, and get off at 'Kochi-jo Mae (in front of Kochi Castle).

Parking

Toll parking area is available

9

Marugame Castle is famous for the highest and beautiful stone walls. And it's also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot whose castle tower is surrounded with pink blossoms. Many people come to enjoy hanami party. Don't miss the outlook over the sea!◎Parking area is available near the castle. By the way, the stone wall is the highest, but the castle tower is the smallest in Japan.

Name

Marugame Castle

Address

Ichiban-cho, Marugame-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

Tel

0877-25-3881

Hours

9:00-16:00

How to get there

10min walk from JR Marugame Station. By car, 15min from Sakaide Kita(North) IC, 12min from Sakaide IC, 40min from Takamatsu Airport.

10

The Hiroshima castle which is one of Japan's top 100 castles is near the Hiroshima station and beautiful large ground with many trees and minus ions.

Name

Hiroshima Castle

Address

21-1 Moto-machi Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, HiroshimaGoogle Map

Tel

082-221-7512

Hours

9:00-18:00,9:00-17:00

How to get there

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

11

Very Impressive pair of Shachihoko which is 2.5 meters long. Standing calmly near the urban district of public offices, Nagoya Castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu as the last preparation to conquer the whole country. Night illumination exaggerates the beauty of its white walls.

Name

Nagoya Castle

Address

Honmaru Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, AichiGoogle Map

Tel

052-231-1700

Hours

9:00-16:00

How to get there

12

For there're various kinds of cherry blossoms including rare ones, early-boom, and late-bloom ones, you can enjoy them for a long term. The collaboration of cherry blossom and Matsumae Castle is very beautiful like a piece of painting! They're lit up at night, and become more wonderful scene. ◎Matsumae Park has many kinds of cherry blossom, so it becomes its best to see later than Hakodate. By the way, Matsumae has a long distance from Hakodate, and takes about three hours. You can use car or bus to access here.

Name

Matsumae Park

Address

Matsushiro Matsumae-machi, Matsumae-gun, HokkaidoGoogle Map

How to get there

90 min by bus from JR Kikonai Station to Matsushiro, then 7 min walk. By car, 150 min from Yakumo IC of Do'ou Speedway

13

Bicchu Matsuyama Castle can be folded in magnificent sea of clouds on autumn day with big difference in temperature. From an observatory located a neighboring mountain, you can see its existing castle tower, which has been protected for hundreds of years, floating in the sea of clouds.◎Bicchu Matsuyama Castle Observatory is located at the mountain next to the castle. I went there by car, but you can use also 'Unkai Taxi' from Bicchu-takahasi Station in this season (resavation only).

Name

Bicchu Matsuyama Castle

Address

1 Uchisange, Takahashi-shi, OkayamaGoogle Map

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

14

Matsumoto Castle has different appearances in each season. The castle tower is illuminated throughout the year. And a season of cherry blossoms is going to start now. The bright castle tower in the darkest sky, and cherry trees around the moat are so beautiful that you may forget the time.◎Admission for the castle tower: adult ¥610, child ¥300. Access: 15 minutes walk from JR Matsumoto Station. Illumination starts after the cherry trees come into blossom.

Name

Matsumoto Castle

Address

4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

Tel

0263-32-2902

Hours

8:30-17:00

Fee

Adult 610 yen、Child 300 yen

How to get there

15 min walk from JR Matsumoto Station. 10 min by bus from Matsumoto Station to the castle. By car, 70 min from Nagano city.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

15

Taiyo Park is managed by a social welfare corporation. The highlights are Terracotta Army replicas authorized by Chinese Government, and Great Wall of China as long as 2km, and so on! There're many other world heritages and architectures exhibited, and it's interesting to find different degrees of accomplishment between each works!◎There're stone area with various architectures and castle area with trick arts. A Neuschwanstein Castle is also one of the highlughts! Entrance fee: 1300yen Opening hours: 9:00-1700 (regular holiday is indefinite)

Name

Taiyo Park

Address

1342-6 Uchikoshi, Himeji-shi, HyogoGoogle Map

Tel

090-267-8800

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

7min by car from Himeji Nishi (West) IC. 35min by bus from Himeji Station to Uchikoshi Nishi bus stop.

16

I enjoyed seeing cherry blossoms and a gallant castle tower against the background of blue sky and illuminated night sky. I want to come again next year, too.◎Tsuruga Castle Cherry Blossom Festival 4/6-5/5

Name

Tsuruga Castle

Address

1-1 Oute-machi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, FukushimaGoogle Map

How to get there

By car, 15min from Aizu Wakamatsu IC. By bus, 10min from Aizu Wakamatsu Station to Tsurugajo Nishi (West).

17

Genkyu-en is a Daimyo Garden (gardens built by the lords of each region of Japan in Edo Period) belonged to the old Hikone Clan. The scenery of lighted Japanese garden with Hikone Castle, one of the five castles of national treasure, was very fantastic and worth seeing so much.◎15 min walk from Hikone Station. The parking area is available, but the night is dark, so be careful when you park a car.

Name

Genkyu-en Garden

Address

3 Konki-cho, Hikone-shi, ShigaGoogle Map

Tel

0749-22-2742

Hours

8:30-17:00

Fee

Adult 200 yen、Child 100 yen

How to get there

15 min walk from Hikone Station. By car or taxi, 60 min from Otsu Station.

Parking

Parking area is available

18

Ryukyu Kingdom's symbolic building. Its deep red gives a strong impression against the background of the blue sky in Okinawa. You must-see spot in Okinawa.

Name

Shuri Castle

Address

1-2 Surikinjo-cho, Naha-shi, OkinawaGoogle Map

Tel

098-886-2020

Hours

8:00-20:30

19

A Cinderella Castle makes me feel I'm here in Disney Land. It's a landmark of 51meters high.

Name

Tokyo Disneyland

Address

1-1 Maihama, Urayasu-shi, ChibaGoogle Map

Tel

0570-00-8632

Hours

8:00-22:00

How to get there

5 min walk from JR Maihama Station. Bus services are available from some major stations or hotels in neighboring prefectures.

20

Surprisingly it was built in 1928, although it's an imitation donjon. And the oldest one in Japan. On the way to there, you can see the historical stone wall and at the top, there is a nice scenery waiting you.

Name

Sumoto Castle

Address

1272-2 Orodani, Sumoto-shi, HyogoGoogle Map

Tel

0799-22-0742

How to get there

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Kansai

Hikone Castle

7 Reviews

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

Osaka Castle

10 Reviews

A Japanese garden located in the same site of Osaka Castle is known to only a few people. The castle seen from the Japanese garden is more beautiful, and what's more, you can see the reflected castle in the pond. It's a must-visit place when you come to Osaka Castle.

Himeji Castle

9 Reviews

The world heritage 'Himeji Castle' regains it's original beautiful white figure after a long time repairing. Japan boasts the unprecedented beautiful castle.

Chugoku

Hiroshima Castle

3 Reviews

The Hiroshima castle which is one of Japan's top 100 castles is near the Hiroshima station and beautiful large ground with many trees and minus ions.

Bicchu Matsuyama Castle

2 Reviews

Bicchu Matsuyama Castle can be folded in magnificent sea of clouds on autumn day with big difference in temperature. From an observatory located a neighboring mountain, you can see its existing castle tower, which has been protected for hundreds of years, floating in the sea of clouds.◎Bicchu Matsuyama Castle Observatory is located at the mountain next to the castle. I went there by car, but you can use also 'Unkai Taxi' from Bicchu-takahasi Station in this season (resavation only).

Okayama Castle

2 Reviews

Okayama Castle is called 'Cormorant Castle' for its black outer wall. Summer illumination event is held during August. You can see the gentle and cool Japanese atmosphere with traditional umbrellas and lanterns. Must see in summer!◎Event info: 2017/8/1-8/31 (18:00-21:30) Entrance fee to the castle tower: 300yen, but the garden is free.

Shikoku

Imabari Castle

4 Reviews

The Imabari castle is illuminated in warm-color and looks like floating. Of course, it's also good in daytime.

Kochi Castle

5 Reviews

There're many exhibitions on each floor, and you can get the fine view of Kochi town from the castle top.

Marugame Castle

3 Reviews

Marugame Castle is famous for the highest and beautiful stone walls. And it's also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot whose castle tower is surrounded with pink blossoms. Many people come to enjoy hanami party. Don't miss the outlook over the sea!◎Parking area is available near the castle. By the way, the stone wall is the highest, but the castle tower is the smallest in Japan.

Kyushu・Okinawa

Kumamoto Castle

2 Reviews

Beautiful, that adjective is apt for this historical architecture.

Shuri Castle

1 Reviews

Ryukyu Kingdom's symbolic building. Its deep red gives a strong impression against the background of the blue sky in Okinawa. You must-see spot in Okinawa.

Katsuren Castle

2 Reviews

Katsuren Castle is a world heritage in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture. You can find it just before Kaichu Road. The beautiful curved stone walls are particular in Okinawa. There're many color-cones at the site upward to regulate tourists increased lately.

Hokkaido・Tohoku

Hirosaki Castle

4 Reviews

In November, the temperature drops in this season, the snow sheets the fall foliage and make them more beautiful, special scenery. You can see the collaboration of autumn leaves and snow only in the area which has an early snow!

Tsuruga Castle

3 Reviews

I enjoyed seeing cherry blossoms and a gallant castle tower against the background of blue sky and illuminated night sky. I want to come again next year, too.◎Tsuruga Castle Cherry Blossom Festival 4/6-5/5

Matsumae Park

2 Reviews

For there're various kinds of cherry blossoms including rare ones, early-boom, and late-bloom ones, you can enjoy them for a long term. The collaboration of cherry blossom and Matsumae Castle is very beautiful like a piece of painting! They're lit up at night, and become more wonderful scene. ◎Matsumae Park has many kinds of cherry blossom, so it becomes its best to see later than Hakodate. By the way, Matsumae has a long distance from Hakodate, and takes about three hours. You can use car or bus to access here.

Kanto

Tokyo Disneyland

44 Reviews

A Cinderella Castle makes me feel I'm here in Disney Land. It's a landmark of 51meters high.

Imperial Palace

3 Reviews

People usually can't enter this area called Inui-dori Street in the Imperial Palace. But, spring of cherry blossom and autumn of colored leaves are exceptions! It has opened to public since 2014, and then, almost every year. ◎Enter from Sakashita-mon Gate, pass through Imperial Household Agency building, and walk along Inui Street. There're no parking areas, so you should use the public transportation. Every year, many people visit here, so you probably can't take pictures like this (because I took these pics from the head of crowded line!). You need to undergo a security check, it's better to go with minimum baggage. This special open is also a chance to see the site of Edo Castle you can't see generally.

Odawara Castle

1 Reviews

May 1st, 2016, Odawara Castle's renewal opening comes round. It has a connection with Hojo Soun and every May 3rd holds a festival 'Hojo Godai'. In the sight, there's a Children Amusement Park, it's also a place of recreation and relaxation for families.

Koshinetsu

Takada Park

3 Reviews

Takada Park is famous for cherry blossoms. In summer, you can see the lotus flowers at the whole moat, that is said to be the best in the East. On the refreshing summer morning, leaves and flowers repelling water could make you more refreshing. During the cool morning is the golden time to see the lotus flowers.◎Access: 10 min from Joetsu-takada IC, 10 min from Joetsu IC by car Event: Lotus Flower Festival is held in July

Matsumoto Castle

3 Reviews

Matsumoto Castle has different appearances in each season. The castle tower is illuminated throughout the year. And a season of cherry blossoms is going to start now. The bright castle tower in the darkest sky, and cherry trees around the moat are so beautiful that you may forget the time.◎Admission for the castle tower: adult ¥610, child ¥300. Access: 15 minutes walk from JR Matsumoto Station. Illumination starts after the cherry trees come into blossom.

Komoro Castle Site, Kaikoen Garden

1 Reviews

This castle has a long history since Japanese Heian Era, and now it's a people's oasis with rich nature. You can see the seasonal scenery such as cherry blossom in spring and colored leaves in autumn. Here's also good for castle-loving people for there're some castle features such as stone walls that has a history of Sengoku battles with Takeda Army.◎1 min walk from JR Komore Station. Parking area is available. Entrance fee: adult 300 yen, child 100 yen. The Cherry Blossom Festival is opened till 4/30.

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