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Marugame Castle, Marugame

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • The interior of the castle costs admission fee, yet it is very empty without many exhibits. I am not saying this because I do not understand the Japanese words, but because there really is limited inf...  more »
  • The main keep is original, but most of the other fortifications are gone. The keep is empty inside, but worth a quick look if you can spare 200 yen. The park surrounding the castle makes for a pleasan...  more »
  • To create Marugame Castle an entire hill was encased in towering ishigaki (stone wall) and ringed by a moat. With scant room for large trees to grow, these resplendent walls rise in tiers above the su...  more »
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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.