April 25, 2022
Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) is perhaps the most influential person in Japanese history. Before he unified Japan in the late 16th century, Ieyasu spent 17 years in Hamamatsu and refurbished the existing castle. While the tower was rebuilt about 60 years ago, the stone walls surrounding the castle grounds remain from when Ieyasu ruled the land. Today, this important historical building houses a Japanese garden and tea house. It is an ideal spot to appreciate Japanese history and culture.