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Koriyama Castle

Jonaicho, Yamatokoriyama 639-1011, Nara Prefecture
+81 743-52-2010
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Jonaicho, Yamatokoriyama 639-1011, Nara Prefecture
+81 743-52-2010
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The area is pretty and there is a great view over the surrounding area. However, relative to the Nara Park temples as well as nearby Toshodaiji and Yakushiji it's not really worth coming. I ran along the river from the Heijo ruins to Koriyama which...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The first half of the day, we spent it in Osaka for a local activity. After our activity I had to decide if I'll spend the rest of the day in Osaka (I was staying in Osaka thru my whole trip btw). Immediately, I decided...More

Thank Hethler
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Although the castle is under reconstruction it is worth a visit for the historical sense. The grounds are very quiet and you can walk around and just enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area. Take the time to walk back to the town by...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It takes a 10~15 minutes walk from the Kintetsu Station(not JR). On the way you will see a few ruins of the old castle gates. I visited the Yamatokoriyama castle on a rainy day and I am the only visitor. The castle is turned into...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Yamato-Kōriyamajō is probably Nara City’s closest castle so you can go if you visit Nara. There is a reconstructed gate and a yagura here which are perched between and on top of beautiful stone walls and encircled by a complicated system of winding, spiralling moats,...More

Thank ART196
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Apart from a park and space for picnic plus lots of street foods, you really see only part of the walls of the castle. You don't even see segments of a ruined castle so I would say it's still a good place to visit if...More

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Beautifully restored two yagura (corner turrets) and the gates over original walls. If you go to the left of the entrance around the moat there's a ramp leading to the citadel surrounded by the inner moat and impressive walls covered with vegetation. A short walk...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 10 March 2013

The Kōriyama Castle (郡山城) is one of those “out of the box” adventures. It’s a little out of the way, but well worth of exploring. There is not much of the castle left only the mote and a few corner stones. Inside the castle grounds...More

Thank KyotoDreamTrips
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Koriyama castle was one of the more important castles in the early Edo period, and its grounds are deceptively large. The ruins of the original keep in the middle of the castle grounds were closed to the public the last time I was there, but...More

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