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Hachiman Castle
# 2   of 5 most visited sights
in Gujo-Hachiman

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Gujo Hachiman's hilltop castle was built in 1559 by the local feudal lord. Though the castle had been destroyed in the early Meiji Period, it was rebuilt in 1933. Unlike most reconstructed castles, Gujo Hachiman's was rebuilt with wood rather than concrete, but its interior does not follow its original design, nevertheless.

The castle's hilltop location provides a beautiful view of the town in the valley below. Maple trees surround the castle and make the area particularly attractive during the autumn leaf season in early to mid November. During this time, the colorful leaves are further showcased by a night time light display.

View of town from the castle windows

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How to get there
The castle is located on a hill in the northeastern corner of town. While the castle can be reached by car or taxi, there is no access provided by public transportation. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the castle from the town center on foot.

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Hours and Fees
On April 1, 2014, the consumption tax increased from 5% to 8%, causing widespread changes to admission fees. This page has not been updated yet, and some of the fees in this section may not be up-to-date.

Hours:9:00 to 17:00 (March to May and September to October)
8:00 to 18:00 (June to August)
9:00 to 16:30 (November to February)
Closed:December 20 to January 10
Admission:300 yen

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