A Castle Lost to Fire Reborn
Adzuchi Castle was built by the mighty Oda Nobunaga. It's said that Adzuchi Castle was the first castle in Japan to have a keep so large. While the castle burnt down after Nobunaga's death, the upper portion was rebuilt for the Seville Expo '92 and was then shipped back to Japan and put on display at Nobunaga Hall. A beautifully crafted structure—100,000 sheets of gold foil were used for the outer walls alone. While you're there, be sure to check out the 15 virtual reality film of what it would have been like in the real castle.
|Address||800 Kuwanomidera, Azuchi, Oumihachiman, Shiga Prefecture 521-1321|
JR Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari (platform 16 or 17) Nagoya–Maibara (25m) JR Biwako Line Maibara–Adzuchi (25m) Walk northeast from Adzuchi Station (25m)
|Websites||Official Site (JPN)http://www.zc.ztv.ne.jp/bungei/nobu/ Azuchi-jo Castle Museum "The House of Nobunaga"https://en.biwako-visitors.jp/spot/detail/158|