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Nagahama Castle Historical Museum

The reconstructed Nagahama Castle is now open to the public as a historical museum. The museum introduces the history and culture of Nagahama with a variety of materials.

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Castle, Historical Museum

The castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1574 (the 2nd year of Tensho Era), or during the Hashiba era, after he had united the country. The name of the area, which was called "Imahama" at that time, was changed to "Nagahama", and a town was constructed and developed around the castle. It was the first castle built by Hideyoshi as a feudal lord and is known as the "Castle of Success". The castle was abandoned in the Edo period, and its remains can be seen in the Tenbin Yagura, Tower of Hikone Castle.

In 1983, the castle was rebuilt with donations from the citizens, and the architecture of the Azuchi-Momoyama period was revived after all these years. The inside is open to the public as a history museum. On the second and third floors, the history of Nagahama and the relationship between Hideyoshi and Nagahama are introduced with various materials, and special exhibitions are also held. In particular, the permanent exhibition on the theme of "Hideyoshi and Nagahama" introduces warlords associated with Nagahama, including Hideyoshi and Ishida Mitsunari. It also presents the construction of Nagahama Castle, with materials and dioramas that are easy to understand, allowing visitors to learn more about the history of Nagahama.

The observation deck on the 5th floor has a corridor that goes around and offers a view of Lake Biwa and the Kohoku area.

Highlights

  • The Nagahama Castle, which was rebuilt in 1983, is now open to the public as a history museum.
  • The observatory offers a spectacular view of Lake Biwa.
  • It has been selected as one of the eight scenic spots in the Kohoku area.

Photos

  • Nagahama Castle is a revived castle of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

    Nagahama Castle is a revived castle of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

  • Nagahama Castle Historical Museum

    Nagahama Castle Historical Museum

  • The observatory offers a spectacular view of Lake Biwa.

    The observatory offers a spectacular view of Lake Biwa.

Reviews

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  • 俞錦秀

    建議傍晚時分到長濱城的展望台看琵琶湖的夕照,面湖風景秀麗。

  • Marcel Martin

    從觀景台上可以看到整個琵琶湖美景

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Details

Name in Japanese
長浜城歴史博物館
Postal Code
526-0065
Address
10-10 Koencho, Nagahama City, Shiga
Tel
0749-63-4611
Holidays
December 27 - January 2 *Closed for seismic reinforcement and repair work from August 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Business Hours
9:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
Admission Fee
410 yen for adults. 200 yen for primary and junior high school students.
Access
7-minute walk from Nagahama Station on the JR Biwako Line (Hokuriku Main Line)
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website(Japanese)