Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, Saga

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Feel the glory of the last days of Tokugawa shogunate at Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, a faithful reconstruction of an Edo period castle. Get a close-up view of replica canons and enjoy a free guided tour in English. You will learn about the various architectural styles used to create the castle's wooden buildings and enjoy a neat exhibition of scrolls and screen paintings. Home of the orator of Hagakure, a practical and spiritual guide for warriors, the castle is one of the largest wooden reconstructions in Japan, documenting the end of the Edo period before modernization. Wear a pair of socks to fully enjoy spacious tatami rooms, as you must take your shoes off to enter. Plan to see Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Saga travel route builder tool .
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  • The building of this museum is a reconstruction of Honmaru, a part of the castle where a ruler used to live. So, the building itself is worth to visit. Inside, there are displays about the history of ...  more »
  • The history of the Saga Domain is exhibited in great detail. Not only the end of the Edo period, but also the person who was active in various fields after the Meiji era was explained in detail, and it was very easy to understand. In the hall, it was also a great time to take off your shoes and walk on tatami mats.
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  • Fun place to walk around with your shoes off, fun place for kids
  • Beautiful rebuilt castle with excellent English explanations and audio guide.
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