Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hamamatsu Castle

Sunday I used the first of my Seishun Ju Hachi Kippu tickets.  I caught the first train at 6:21 am to Hamamatsu.  

The Hamamatsu Castle was about a 25 minute walk from the station in Hamamatsu and you can see it on the hill as you approach the castle grounds.  

In Japan, there are many local police stations, called Koban, and there was one at the entrance of the castle grounds.

This castle is a reconstruction of the original castle that was built about 1532.

Most of the outside signage contains English explanations, but the indoor signs have only the title, or no English. There are a variety of interesting displays inside the castle.

On the top floor, you can walk outside.  There is a wire covering all around so you can't fall off.

There is a tiny room in the basement with this picture and a well.

After seeing the inside, I walked around the castle grounds.

After this visit, I walked back to the train station and headed to Inuyama. 

(If you are interested in Japanese Castles, check out my Castle Page to see the castles I've visited.)


Jen L said...

It's interesting. Thank you.

Queeniepatch said...

You could make an e-book of Japanese castles!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela,thankyou for sharing this castle i found it very interesting especially the old uniforms or clothing i have seen movies with this sort of clothing,very interesting my friend,thankyou.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos, thank you.

MartinaM said...

Very intereting, thank you for showing.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You really HAVE visited a lot of castles. They all just amaze me. Japan has many lovely and serene places to visit. The Japanese certainly pay homage to their history.
Merry Christmas
xx, Carol

Sheryl said...

Interesting post as always Pamela. thank you for sharing.

Vireya said...

An interesting destination. It is nice that some of the information is provided in English, but often that information seems to raise more questions than it answers. Perhaps that is because I don't know enough about Japanese history.

Leonore Winterer said...

What a beautiful castle...I bet the signs inside are all very interesting; if only you could read them!