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Ruins of Akashi Castle, Akashi

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Akashi Castle is a Japanese castle in Akashi, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.This castle was constructed by Ogasawara Tadazane as his own castle from 1617 to 1619 to watch over the western lords, by the order of Tokugawa Hidetada, on Mount Akamatsu. It is known Miyamoto Musashi helped too as he was invited by Ogasawara Tadanao as a "Construction Supervisor". The castle was built in one year, which was a relatively short amount of time. This was done so quickly because as a result of a 1615 law mandating one castle per clan, many castles were dismantled and parts of some were used to construct Akashi Castle.The castle was built in Akashi, which was an important strategic point between Osaka and western Japan, where many major tozama daimyo had their feudal estates. Akashi Castle was expected to play the role of a key staging point to stop a hypothetical invasion of Osaka.Akashi castle underwent major repairs in 1739, and was demolished by the Meiji Government in 1874.Cultural PropertyIn Akashi Castle, there are two Important Cultural Properties selected by Japanese government: Hitsujisaru YaguraTatsumi YaguraThese two yagura, or towers, are the castle's only remaining buildings.AccessSanyo Akashi Station of Sanyo Electric RailwayAkashi Station of JR Kobe Line
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  • It is from Akashi Station. This is the place, looks good for a picnic and lawn's parks and gardens. I think Castle, but good look than the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge views from the top. I don't mind the Shinkansen bullet train.
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  • Is a Castle located in Akashi Park. Ideal for a walk from Akashi Station. Sports facilities include a baseball stadium's famous high school baseball there, is a very large park.
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  • To eat, Park Lawn, close to the train station so buys something at the station and I will. Where to be healed in the tree and climb the stone from near a stadium on the West side who want to walk quietly and not others too. Beautiful! Or whatever is there is no excitement was the relaxed mood.
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  • Wonderful park with something for everyone. The main tower of Akashi Castle hasn't been reconstructed, but the walls and two turrets have been. The park is large and beautiful. There are sports fields, play grounds, picnic areas, ponds, streams and forest. It's a great place to go with family and friends. This is also a birding hotspot and a great place for nature lovers.
  • Beautiful landscape !
  • Nice park and a point of view of the city.
  • Is no Castle Castle Tower is published by one weekly. The turret pretty fun. However, quite difference.
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  • I don't do much outside! There is no Castle fine stone walls, Castle, Tower, Tower, worth seeing in only 10 minutes.
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