AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle


Posted on Jul 13, 2014

The castle at Hikone is a considered by Japan to be a national treasure. It is one of 4 castles designated as a national treasure and one of 12 original castle keeps remaining in Japan. Japan castles regularly burnt down, having the design flaw of being made of wood. Stone castles wouldn’t have survived the earthquakes here, so the Japanese shoguns kept rebuilding in wood after the previous fire had destroyed their castle! The...

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