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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

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Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Iwakuni Castle

Iwakuni Castle (Iwakuni-jo) was completed by Kikkawa Hiroie, an influential daimyo of the region, in 1608. Everything but the stone wall and moat was demolished seven years after its completion, however, following the law promulgated by the Edo shogunate which ruled Japan, which did not allow more than one castle per domain. The existing donjon was built in 1962 and it is a four-tiered, ferroconcrete structure. Samurai swords and other arms used in battle such as helmets and suits of armor are exhibited on the first to third floors. The fourth floor is an observation level.

3 Yokoyama, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi

Admission Fee
260 yen

Dec. 16-31

JR Iwakuni Station/Bus/20 min./Kintaikyo Bus Stop/On foot/15 min./Sanroku (foothill) Station/Ropeway/5 min./Sancho (summit) Station/On foot/5 min.