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Hikone Castle Museum

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4.2 (1170)

1-1 Konkichō, Hikone, Shiga 522-0061, Japan

Exhibits include Noh theater costumes & masks plus samurai swords from the 16th & 17th centuries.

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phone+81 749-22-6100
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Mondays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Putri Tamara (プトリタマラ) 4 months ago

I bought a ¥1,200 set ticket for Hikone Castle, Hikone Museum, and Genkyuen. A nice place if you have interest in historical place and museum, worth to visit. The museum displays many of the Ii family's armor, letters, and other collections, well organized.

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Jason Chuei a year ago

Wasn’t sure if it would be worth the extra time and money to visit the museum, but glad I did. Great pieces including masks, art, kimonos, and samurai armour. However, the highlight was the wonderfully gorgeous traditional garden that brought tears to my eyes. Incredibly beautiful. Ticket for museum, castle and gardens is ¥1,200 at the time of writing. Well worth it.

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Kenneth Hunley 4 years ago

A bit of a climb, but the views are breathtaking. Students show your ID to get in free!

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Senkan Koukuu 4 years ago

The best value tourist attraction even in the castle. There are detailed explanations about the history of Hikone(which said it belonged to Ishida Mitsunari by the way, before the Ii family razed it and rebuilt it), tea rooms, medieval artifacts and more. Plus it's clean and well maintained. You might need a good command of Japanese to fully enjoy it though as English introductions are not too thorough.

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Rosmeilan Siagian 4 years ago

The museum is very neatly, unbelievably organized.