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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 a castle with two looks distinctive from the station Tower. No Castle Tower alone (from no) so would become pointless and try saying it oar at only around.
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  • Even if your Castle Tower, main turret. Information in the article, mainly due to the great Hanshin earthquake damage and its repair work. Look better decorated reinforcement in some places, straddling marks are visible. Our volunteer staff is passionate and good think. I think, great wall, stone wall and two watchtowers seen from Akashi Station. And into an object, and it is somewhat disappointing.
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  • JR Akashi Station can be seen. Unexpectedly large, spacious premises is a splendid Castle. First time father either, but I was taken aback.
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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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