Hikone Castle was built in 1622. This castle became to be famous in Japan because this castle’s mascott charactor appeard. It is called “hikonyan”. It means hikone and cat mixed. Hikonyan is so cute, so it become to be famous. Many items of hikonyan sold.
Hikone Castle is an original castle. Besides the castle, there are a glassland. So, many people goes to there to have a picnic. Many college students have a party of freshman in Spring. At night, the castle is illuminated, so we can see wonderful views in there.
This is the symbol of hikone castle “hikonyan”.it so popular.