Hikone-jo Castle

Hikone-jo castle has been 410 years since the castle. Hikone-jo castle, which is counted as one of the castle of the heaven together with Himeji Castle, was constructed over the course of about 20 years and was completed in 1622. This is a castle for war, the gun holes on the wall are made so that they can not be seen from the outside, and because the stairway angle is also steep angle (62 degrees), the enemy can not readily come up. There are 12 castle towers in the castle tower built from the Azuchi Momoyama period to the Edo period, the castle tower at Hikone-jo castle is one of them, one of the four castles with the tower designated as a national treasure.

Shiga / Eastern Region

Shiga / Western Region