A lot of us girls who grew up reading fairy tales once yearned to be a princess. Vast castles, princes on handsome steeds, and bejewelled crowns were the stuff of our childhood fantasies. But what if we told you that these musings could be your reality — at least for a night? Fulfil your childhood dreams and feel like a queen by opting to stay in luxurious castle hotels. There are tons of castle-turned-hotels that you can visit as you travel around the world. At least once in your life, book a night in these opulent accommodations and experience royal living.
Hirado Castle, Nagasaki, Japan
History buffs will surely love this 16th century castle built by the ruling Matsura Samurai Clan during the Feudal Era. This castle situated at the top of the hill will be Japan’s first castle to offer overnight stays. That's right — one of the castle’s structures, Kaiju Yagura, is being renovated into an accommodation facility to receive guests around summer next year. So if you’re planning to visit Nagasaki Prefecture in the following year, skip out the usual accommodations by booking a night in Hirado Castle. Want to stay for free? Join their promo event to win a memorable night in the historic location.