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Hikone-Jo, Japan

About Hikone Castle:- Hikone Castle is one of the Japanese Edd-period castle which is in the city of Hikone in the Shiga Prefecture. The significant historical building in Shiga with Hikone being one of the only 12 Japanese castles which gives the original keep and is listed as national treasure. The Hikone Castle traces its origin to 1603 when Li Naokatsu who was son of former Daimyo Li Naomasa ordered the construction. The keep got originally built in 1575 and was part of Otsu castle which got moved to Hikone by the Li clan. The castle is of Azuchi-Momoyama type and is made of wood, stone, plaster and lime which is visited by many.

How can Reach:- Hikone Castle is placed in Hikone city of the Shiga Prefecture of the Japan country. It is exact 417.3 KM far from Tokyo capital city.

Its nearest station is Hikone where tourists can get express trains to other cities of the Japan. It is just 1.5 KM far from city centre.

"Chubu Centrair International Airport" is a large international airport where tourists can get direct flights to lots of countries. It is just 121 KM distance from Hikone city.

Visit Timings (Open Hours):-

8.30 am to 5.00 pm : Monday to Sunday

Castle: Open every day of the Year

Museum Closed: 25 Dec to 31 Dec

Tickets Price (Entrance Fee):-

¥ 800.0 : Castle and Garden

¥ 1200.0 : Castle, Garden and Museum

Contact Number (Phone):- +81 749-22-2742

Built Year Duration:- 1603–1622

Japan National Treasure site:- Yes

Address:- 1-1 Konkicho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture 522-0061, Japan.

Location:- Hiraizumi, Japan (Shiga Prefecture).

Tourist Attractions:- Hikone Castle, Genkyu-en Garden, Hikone Castle Museum, Sawayama Castle, Chiyo Shrine, Ryotan-ji - Temple.

Things to Do:- Boating, 17th century Castle, Lake Biwa, Sunrise over Lake Biwa, pleasure boat enjoyment, fishing, swimming.

Website:- http://www.city.hikone.shiga.jp


Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 0.7 0.8 -3.3 8.0 13.1 18.0 22.4 23.6 19.9 13.4 7.6 2.9
Average High (℃) 6.8 7.3 11.0 17.3 22.1 25.7 29.7 31.6 27.3 21.3 15.3 9.8

Nearest Accommodations:-

Luxury Hotels:- Kanponoyado Hikone (+81 749-22-8090), Futabasoh Hotel (+81 749-22-2667), Hikone Castle Resort & Spa (+81 749-21-2001), Ryoutei Yasui (+81 749-22-4670), Machiya-Honmachi-juku (+81 749-30-9932).

Affordable Hotels:- Hikone Station Hotel (+81 749-22-7511), Hotel Estacion Hikone (+81 749-22-1500), Hotel Sunroute Hikone (+81 749-26-0123), Grand Duke Hotel (+81 749-24-1112), Comfort Hotel Hikone (+81 749-27-8211), Toyoko-inn (+81 749-21-1045), Gardenhotel Yamato (+81 749-24-5671), Tobaya Ryokan (+81 749-22-0325), Serikawa Inn (+81 749-26-2750), Kiyotaki Inn (+81 749-22-0071), Hikone Biwako Hotel (+81 749-24-8000), Hotel Route-Inn Hikone (+81 749-21-2551).

Distances from Hikone City:-

Tokyo City : 424.5 KM

Yokohama City : 126.1 KM

Osaka City : 126.1 KM

Nagoya City : 76.2 KM

Sapporo City : 1375.7 KM

Kyoto City : 75.6 KM

Nara City : 109.6 KM

Nearest Major Airport:- "Chubu Centrair International Airport" is a large international airport where tourists can get flight to foreign countries. It is exact 121 KM distance from Hikone.

Nearest Railway station:- Hikone Station - Tokaido Line & Ohmi Line (1.5 KM). Tourists can get her express trains to other cities.

Bues Services:- Buses are available from "Chubu Centrair International Airport" (121 KM) to Hikone city tour.

Taxi Services:- Taxis are available from "Chubu Centrair International Airport" (121 KM) to Hikone city tour.

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