Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, Nagahama

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Inspect an array of artifacts relating to the Edo period, and even earlier periods, at Nagahama Castle Historical Museum. The replica castle was rebuilt in 1983 following the advice of a professor of historical architecture from Tokyo Kogyo University, and was erected within the remaining walls of the original 16th-century castle, which was demolished by the Tokugawa regime in 1615. Exploring the internal museum, you'll come across displays of historic firearms, samurai swords and armor, photographs, and telescopes. Climb to the fifth floor to treat yourself to picturesque vistas across the neighboring lake. Use our Nagahama trip itinerary builder tool to visit Nagahama Castle Historical Museum on your trip to Nagahama, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This small castle is a short walk from the Nagahama JR station and has a great view out over Lake Biwa. It was one of Hideyoshi Toyotomi's first castles and the museum explains some of the history of....  more »
  • The Castle was not big and was easily missed (from main road) as it was blocked by trees. Good view of surrounding area from the top. Good sunset view on the lakeside area of Ho Park.  more »
  • A neat little museum with a cheap ticket cost. They do not cater to foreigners so if you don't read Japanese you're mostly just paying to look at some dioramas, archaeological finds from the surrounding area, and a 360 scenic view of the surrounding area. My Japanese is limited but I had a great time.
  • Re-built castle near the Lake Biwa shoreline. Quiet as it is located in a park. Small museum inside the catle. Recommened main attraction is the sights from the top of the castle. Relativelt cheap entrance and ticket prices. Best to go on a day with good weather to allow for nice views of of the lake and also the surrounding city.
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