National Treasure Hikone Castle Explorer, is an an easy to understand video and game app allowing you to experience National Treasure designated Hikone Castle, in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture. Discover the castle and local areas’ story and historical culture. Why was a castle built here? Who built the castle, and how was it used? What samurai ingenuity and foresight can be found in its design? Samurai history and Japanese castle specialist Chris Glenn explains the wonders of Hikone Castle in these videos. It’s fun for all, and with a little understanding, the castle becomes even more enjoyable. Please download this app, and explore National Treasure, Hikone Castle.

Main Functions
・Read explanations about Hikone Castle and Hikone Castle Museum from the map screen.
・See the Secrets of Hikone Castle Video.
・Experience the difficulty of attacking Hikone Castle in a 4 location siege game.
・Use AR to wear the helmet of Hikone’s first feudal lord, Ii Naomasa.

(Supports Japanese / English / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese)

Production : Omi Tourism Board
Supervision :Past Present Future Ltd.
In collaboration with : Hikone City, S Corporation
Video Production : Chiyoda Raft Inc.
Application Development: xeen Inc.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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