Azuchi-jo Castle, constructed in 1579 under orders from Nobunaga Oda and said to be the first high-rise wooden construction in the world, was apparently also a big hit with missionaries visiting Japan. In 1992 the 5th and 6th stories were recreated at the Seville Expo in Spain. You can also experience a recreation using cutting-edge computer graphics in the "VR Azuchi-jo" theater.
|Address||800 Kuwanomidera, Azuchi-cho, Omi-Hachiman City, Shiga|
|Opening Hours||9:00 - 17:00 (Final admission 16:30)
Closed: Mon & day after national holidays (not including Sat, Sun & during the summer holidays), New Year period
|Access||JR Biwako Line Azuchi Station 25 min. on foot|
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