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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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  • Visited the ruins on a warm afternoon. Several families were having picnics but was quiet compared to USA. Very beautiful and spotlessly clean. Enjoyed a good 40 mins stroll around. The ruins are in g...  more »
  • Though the main keep was removed, the remains of castle are nice and well preserved. The original castle is turned into a huge park, the Akashi Park, which is good for family picnic!  more »
  • While in Japan to visit my sister in law, me and wife and our son 3 years old we went to visit this park (is not the first time) and me and my son went to see these ruins and is nice.  more »
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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.
  • Very pretty and quiet
  • 2017 / 05 visit the Tower interior is kinda small image was free so no complaints! Because the hotel an oasis of sports park in the city is lively on weekends. However, the atmosphere and lush trees and turn to step back, step back in time. Strange atmosphere for filming period dramas is also not bad. 100 on weekdays if you separately check meijo stamp was at the entrance of the tower is only Saturday and Sunday does not mean!
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