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Hirado Castle

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Hirado Castle offers a commanding view of Hirado Port, Hirado Strait and the ancient forest of Kurokojima Island. While the first castle was built in 1599, it was burned down just over a decade later by the ruling Matsura Clan who owned it. It was then rebuilt in 1718 by the Matsura Clan and used until the Meiji Restoration Period when most of Japan's castles were demolished.
Its museum contains many valuable relics dating back to the Hirado’s feudal past.

More Information about Hirado Castle

Street address

1458 Iwanoue-cho, Hirado City, Nagasaki


  • 5 minutes by car from Hirado Bridge

Opening Hours



December 30 to 31



Best season

All year


[Regarding the Temporary Closure of Hirado Castle due to Large-scale Renovations]
Hirado Castle will be closed during the following period in order to conduct large-scale renovations.
The closure will last a long time, and we are deeply sorry to all those wishing to view the castle, but we ask for your understanding.
Period of closure: October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021

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