Built by the first head of the Kikkawa clan, Hiroie in 1608.
This rare Momoyama Namban style mountain castle got rebuilt in 1962.
The old townscape, Kintaikyo bridge across the Nishiki river, islands on the Setonaikai sea, even the mountains in Shikoku island can be seen from the observatory on the fourth floor.
|Location||Yokoyama, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture|
|Access||(1) 7 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Iwakuni IC
(2) 20 minutes by bus from JR Sanyo main line Iwakuni station
（Bus for Kintaikyo）
→10 minutes walk from "Kintaikyo" bus stop
|Office of Inquiry||Iwakuni City Sightseeing Promotion Section Tel. No. 0827-29-5116|