Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, Saga

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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  • If you are in somewhere in Kyushu and near Saga, stop for a visit to the Saga Castle museum. Audio tours in English and other languages are available and it's free too. There are several fun...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Had a super time walking through the castle museum. Met loads of Japanese kids who were more interested in me and my wife than learning about the rich history of Saga castle and the great king who ruled the area many centuries ago.
  • A small but nicely setup museum for a city level. Typical content includes area nature, history, key local figures, local life depicting, etc. Free of charge. Good place for people who want to have some local knowledge.
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