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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. Arrange your visit to Marugame Castle and discover more family-friendly attractions in Marugame using our Marugame itinerary maker.
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  • Wicket gate, Zaka and tight! Lack of usual rough breath. It is then further steep! However, with a beautiful scenery. See also the Seto Inland Sea. Climb the Tower stairs and steep staircases are up the ladder, rather than. A good exercise. I walked from marugame station.
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  •  The major gate of the Castle car park was free. Entry to the Castle from there but was free.  Because of this road up to the castle had Club practice by local high school students. Spectacular is the view from the Castle, overlooking the Seto Ohashi bridge and opposite the Okayama far is possible. It was a heartwarming, many citizens have health walk in like tourist attractions.
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  • Is parking in front of the eyes, but quite climbs up stairs from there! But after struggling... and even more spectacular! Overlooking the tranquil waters of the Seto Inland Sea, Seto-Ohashi bridge!
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  • 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.
  • Wonderful place
  • Nice view
  • 素晴らしい石垣と眺めでした。