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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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  • The pruins are situated in a park full with local citizens walking in peace withe therir families. There is a guide that gives you a description of the place, in my case in elnglish. The castle ruins ...  more »
  • Visit on Sunday afternoon. Can be seen from the JR Akashi Station home, Akashi Park, located in the vs side around the ballpark about five minutes ' walk from the main entrance. Explore the vibrant green of the trees was a hot, muggy day, but from a walkway in the Park stairs to the overgrown ruins of side streets, unless on the brink is pleasant with cool,. To cut up the stairs from the ninomaru, there is East of the East-Tatsumi Yagura, GON Tower and Tower is located on the South side of the Castle, Castle is located round the West. Couldn't go because I did not have time to keep from the ninomaru have JR Akashi Station and surrounding streets, was a good view. I think little good weather and visit.
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  • This catle is not same as Osaka castle and Himeji castle. Traditionally Akashi citizen walking around Akshi park and watching Akashi castle.  more »
  • 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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