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 had heard the rumor, but quite steep! But i walked hard and had the best view. The stairs of the castle tower are also steep, so you need to be careful. The stone wall was also splendid, and it was a very impressive castle. I think that shoes which are easy to walk are good when going.
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  • The view is very beautiful, such as the sea, Seto Ohashi Bridge, and Sanuki Fuji, because it continues to climb the steep slope endlessly. However, I think that it is better to bring a drink to measure heat stroke at this time. In addition, because there were a lot of swords dance girls, it is a precaution, but i think that clothes should not be a skirt because the stairs of the castle tower become very steep.
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  • The 65-meter well was the deepest in Japan, the smallest castle tower in Japan, and the stone wall was also very high. It seemed to be a good castle. I wonder who the castle master was.^_^.
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  • Very nice. Will require a bit of a hike up to the top. Well worth the time and money.
  • A gorgeous castle, tourists here are much less than other well-known attractions. It retains the cozy vibes. You can enjoy laid-back journey here.
  • Great wow viewnon top tower of marugame castle.with late autumn on december 12_2018
  • Nice climb to the top, rewarded with a great view around the castle and of course the beautiful castle as well.
  • A small size castle located up on the hill. Fantastic view of Marugame city from up on the hill although needs quite an effort to reach the castle since the walking path to reach the castle is quite tough (10 min walk from the front gate, uphill)
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