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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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  • 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 »
  • First of all have moat, crossing the bridge and is the major one gate. There were people coming up on the gate. Go up the Hill and small Castle Tower. ¥ 200 to pay the tower. It is still good prospects. City overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, refreshing the will-be.
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  • Visited marugame Castle symbol is in the middle of marugame Castle in front of the free parking. Sunday, but I was hungry. Reach the castle called the stone castle and admiring the splendid stone somewhat steep uphill climb. Seasonal pattern or Chrysanthemum exhibition was held on the way. By 1 feudal Castle is soon in 1660 re building the Tower will have small and great prospects.
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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。