If you’ve ever had fantasies of being a feudal lord in Japan and living the castle life, you may have your chance as Hirado Castle in Nagasaki prefecture is set to offer nightly stays, a first in Japan, city officials say.
In an effort to attract more visitors from abroad to Hirado Castle, the two-story Kaiju Yagura turret of the castle will be featuring lodging facilities for overnight guests, Sankeireports. The turret has been used for storage and exhibition in the past, but will be renovated into “first rate” guest rooms with a goal of opening next year.
The castle was dismantled by imperial decree in Meiji Era (1868-1912), but calls by locals lead to the castle being rebuilt, including steel-reinforced concrete of the main keep (which houses artifacts of the castle’s ruling Matsura Clan), and three other turrets.
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