[Nostalgia Touring] [Shizuoka Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Hamamatsu Castle! A solo trip around the history and castle towers of Tokugawa

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This time, we will introduce a motorcycle trip to Hamamatsu Castle in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture.


What is Hamamatsu Castle?

Hamamatsu Castle is a castle ruin located in Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

The castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, and later became home to Tokugawa Ieyasu’s eldest son, Tokugawa Hidetada, and his descendants, the Tokugawa Shogun family.

Route to Hamamatsu Castle

Hamamatsu Castle is located about 2 hours by car from central Tokyo.

From Tokyo/Hachioji

Transfer to the Tomei Expressway from Takaido IC on the Chuo Expressway, get off at Hamamatsu IC, and proceed north on National Route 150.

From Tokyo/Shinjuku

Take the Chuo Expressway from Takaido IC to the Chuo Expressway, get off at Takao IC, get off the Chuo Expressway at Hamamatsu IC, and proceed north on National Route 150.

Highlights of Hamamatsu Castle


The highlight of Hamamatsu Castle is definitely the castle tower.

Hamamatsu Castle Castle Tower is the only remaining castle tower in Japan that was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Hamamatsu Castle is also home to many historical buildings, including the palace and turret, which have been designated as important cultural properties.

Hamamatsu Castle motorcycle parking lot

Hamamatsu Castle has its own parking lot, but Hamamatsu Town has requested that you use the motorcycle parking lot near Hamamatsu Station, so please park there. Parking is free.

Hamamatsu Castle is a little far away, but if you transfer to a bus or other bus, you should be able to get there without any trouble.

Summary of Hamamatsu Castle

Hamamatsu Castle is a popular tourist spot where you can experience history and culture.

Touring by motorcycle is also fun, so be sure to give it a try.

Hamamatsu Castle in English is “Hamada Castle”.