Hamamatsu Castle in Shizuoka prefecture was built in 1570 by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu was the founder of the Tokugawa government during the Edo peiord (1603 – 1867), and lived in the castle for 17 years before starting his government.
Many of the castle owners during the Edo Period grew to become high-position officials in the Tokugawa government. Because of this, the castle is nicknamed the “castle of advancement”.
The castle keep was re-built in 1958, and inside are exhibits on the history of the castle and of Tokugawa Ieyasu. From the observatory, you can see a beautiful view of the city of Hamamatsu.
100-2 Motoshiro-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka
8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m. (last entry at 4:20p.m.)
December 29 to 31
Adults: ¥200 Junior high school students and below: free
【Tokyo Sta.】Tokaido Shinkansen / for Nagoya →【Hamamatsu Sta.】Entetsu Bus / at Terminal 1 or 13 →【Shiyakusho-minami Bus Stop】→ about a 6-minute walk
FromMount Fuji Shizuoka Airport
【Shizuoka Airport Sta.】Airport Bus / for Shizuoka Station →【Shizuoka Sta.】Tokaido Shinkansen / for Nagoya →【Hamamatsu Sta.】Entetsu Bus / at Terminal 1 or 13 →【Shiyakusho-minami Bus Stop】→ about a 6-minute walk
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