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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  • September 28, 2017
    In a few decades ago, Castle Festival in Princess Castle was put in baskets, laid in the Park had become a public spectacle (laughs). It is a classmate album make sure photos are now in the good memories. Left only ruins of a castle-like building, but remains in the stately Castle and the shinobazuno-IKE in the spring able to blossom in a pond, sentimental in the Pavilion during the rainy season, the summer Frolic at the children's playground is good, rigid pond, before cooling off in the swan boats and the boats are okay, fall, autumn, Chrysanthemum Show and the Is the Christmas Camellia hedge falling in the winter and then pick the Tsubaki, making the necklace and enjoy unforgettable places. This is the place you want to enjoy and take a look at the.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Good and convenient to visit the town is exactly as though it is not in place. Akashi Station, so time to kill but not maintained staff, felt lonely.
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  • September 8, 2017
    Akashi city and rise to the top of the ramparts of the castle on the South side (seaward) spread views overlooking. It is recommended that located in a vast park of Akashi, Akashi will benefit from walking Temple visitor.
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  • June 14, 2016
    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.
  • July 23, 2016
    Beautiful landscape !
  • November 12, 2014
    Nice park and a point of view of the city.
  • February 7, 2016
    Very pretty and quiet
  • June 2, 2017
    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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