Marugame Castle, Marugame

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A landmark of Marugame city perched on Mount Kameyama, Marugame Castle features the original castle donjon tower, one of the 12 remaining in Japan. Get magnificent panoramic views of the city, Mount Iino, Shiwaku Islands, and Great Seto Bridge as you climb to the top of the castle. Built in 1597, the castle features a huge 500-600 m (1,640-1,970 ft) long stone wall, which rises up to 50 m (164 ft) above ground level at points. The wall is named after a folding fan, a symbol of the area, and you can even take part in a fan-making workshop in the castle by appointment. Easily visible from many spots in the city, the castle sits about 1 km (0.6 mi) from Marugame station. Before you head to Marugame, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Marugame day trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Marugame has to offer, including Marugame Castle.
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  • I went to the marugame Castle about a 10-minute walk from marugame station. It is a castle is a small castle, moat was a beautiful stone wall. Followed by only one road to the Castle, as not quite tight uphill. Because small children think of climbing very careful care.
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  • The road is hard 15 minutes from JR marugame station climb one. Volunteers are there Takamatsu Castle, Imabari Castle is next to the car in there, why made in marugame Castle of the high stone walls of this four-it's helped convince in the description. Here you will essential to Castle like.
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  • Uphill until after the castle was built by brothers married, visited the spectacular walls of stone was only married couple we climbed until the end with an average age really hard, the 75-year-old
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  • Small and pretty castle on a small hill has a good view. Less crowded.
  • Great scenery. You can view the whole area from the top.
  • One of the few original castles of Japan. Lovely grounds. Great views of the surrounding areas.
  • Especially nice between Spring and Autumn. The toilets are 24/7 and very clean, and has beautiful views of Marugame and the Seto Sea.
  • Beautiful reconstructed castle.

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