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NIce stop

Friendly locals on hand, and we could even dress up like samurai for free :) Nice views of the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Kevin B
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Osaka, Japan
Awesome Castle

shiro castle is a amazing bit of history it has samurai Armour and plenty of history and when you... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
James W
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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Nov 25, 2017
“NIce stop”
May 26, 2017
“Awesome Castle”
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1-16 Masuokacho, Shiroishi 989-0251, Miyagi Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 May 2012

This sleepy little town whose only attraction at the moment is their newly reconstructed Shiroishi Castle. It is just 15 minutes walk from JR Shiroishi Station. There is no museum in the castle, unlike other reconstructed ones. Just a pure, no gimmicks Japanese Jo, wood...More

1  Thank bakatori
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 March 2013

A pretty small castle which is the only thing to see in this tiny town. The castle was built in 1995 to lure in people on their way to Sendai. What of it there is is pretty enough as castles go and if you're driving...More

2  Thank bernician
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Friendly locals on hand, and we could even dress up like samurai for free :) Nice views of the city below.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

shiro castle is a amazing bit of history it has samurai Armour and plenty of history and when you reach the top you are greeted with a amazing view i loved it ^^

Thank James W
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you wondered how the castles look like long (very long) time before you were born this is the place. This is not original castle, it have been rebuild but I was still very glad I visited it. It has beautiful garden around it, and...More

Thank sa7tn
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Beatiful place. The castle is nice enough, but the surrounding gardens and Samurai house area are very picturesque.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I categorise the destruction of Japanese castles into three waves: 1. The Wars for Unification and the edict that followed the establishment of the Tokugawa Bakufu that daimyo may keep only one castle, and therefore have only one castle per province. 2. The Meiji Restoration:...More

1  Thank ART196
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Unlike many other castles, much of the layout of this castle has been kept in its original format, so it's an interesting visit. It's a small castle, and it's authentic design will make it a difficult or impossible) visit for people who have mobility issues).

Thank Marisa L
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Took the 35 minute train ride up from Fukushima to explore Shiroishi Castle and the neighboring historic shrines and buildings. The castle with snow on the ground is a stunning site. I didn't buy a ticket for the tour inside (300 yen), saving my yen...More

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Unlike Osaka Castle and the like, this castle was was rebuilt using the methods and materials of the original, so it is amazing to experience. It is much smaller that the other ones but it also has a great, authentic charm--not to mention NONE of...More

Thank NottyJ
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had some time to spend in Shiroishi and opted to tour this stunning castle seated a top the town hillside. Grounds and building are exquisite. Tour guides are present but not pushy. Castle is exquisite and allows for a panoramic view of the city...More

1  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 21 March 2013

A pretty small castle which is the only thing to see in this tiny town. The castle was built in 1995 to lure in people on their way to Sendai. What of it there is is pretty enough as castles go and if you're driving...More

2  Thank bernician
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