Azuchi Castle Ruins, Omihachiman

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Climb 200 m (650 ft) up a set of stone stairs to gain sweeping views of the surroundings of Mount Azuchi at Azuchi Castle Ruins, once considered a remarkable feat of engineering due to its size. Built in the 16th century by Nobunaga Oda, one of the most famous warlords in Japan, the castle stretches across a large area and features many stone marks, intact but dilapidated walls, and ancient observation decks. Don't miss the castle’s main seven-story pagoda, which was thought to have been the largest multi-level wooden building in the world at the time. The climb requires some stamina, but many enjoyable observation spots on the way will give you a place to repose. Arrange your visit to Azuchi Castle Ruins and discover more family-friendly attractions in Omihachiman using our Omihachiman trip itinerary maker.
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  • July 6, 2017
    It is the local people. Unlimited Bodhi place of ODA since movie starring Toshiyuki Nishida "Katen Castle, which was created in earnest began developed as a tourist destination, until it is on a hillside in soken-ji Temple precincts (now throughout the Japanese Mountain Temple) and then, like it was, but as a historic site Azuchi Castle admission becomes necessary as now. That moment out parking and tourist information center at the currently fairly comes easy is is. However, perhaps a solemn atmosphere of the ruins of Azuchi castle remains still and is a must-see for those who love history. No longer describe it will then advise you in tourist guidebooks did not know. More Eva want, wander around the ruins of Azuchi Castle and mountain climbing as much as you would have it. Barely is the medieval castle on the structure there are there. We recommend this luggage could be noisy in the ticket purchase, but still pretty in the legs so well prepared. I think that the scenery seen from Mt. Azuchi today would say about the views, is quite different from Azuchi castle building at that time. Said from Azuchi Castle architecture at that time just until about 70 years ago, war Lake Biwa Azuchi-mountain looming, reclamation of Lake Biwa held after World War II from the war is said and turned of the peninsula thrusting into Lake Biwa such as Mt. Azuchi, looking north from Mt. Azuchi was one in Lake Biwa, Lake Biwa is long and separated from Mt. Azuchi, ended up draining a vast countryside views from Mt. Azuchi. I was stretched as far as when visiting the ruins of Azuchi Castle in Lake Biwa, or views Nobunaga would have watched come to remember you want to.
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  • June 26, 2017
    There are 800 steps stone, I just a little in return. Still, the excitement is. At the entrance, up the stairs,?-? For I've heard lots of old conversations. I need a sweeping resolution. However, 20 steps from the Toyotomi Hideyoshi and previous Toshiie residences, three-storied pagoda are a little further, so we recommend to here. Ruins of Castle and was built in three years and roasted fell two years later, I felt the deep emotion from the Castle. After this try to Nobunaga. Both the parking lot.
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  • June 20, 2017
    It was fun there's only the stone walls, while comparing the restored CG climb. Cane is required, climbing up and down effortlessly and uneven. At the temple, see "Tenka Fubu" nokyo-sho!
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