Travelers are voting Hikone Castle, Azuchi Castle and Kannonji Castle as the best of 7 castles in Hikone. There are 12 castles in Ogaki a city just 49 km from Hikone and 9 castles in Kusatsu which is 56 km distant. The most popular of these are Hikone Castle in Ogaki and Nijo Castle in Kusatsu. You can find 25 castles in Kansai and 137 castles in the country of Japan. Our members favorite in Kansai is Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle is the top pick in Japan. Want more? Check out our map of castles in Hikone.