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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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  • The number of travel days ago it snowed in the Kinki region, so check in advance by phone tourist information Office is closed, but I wanted to get was confirmed at the Tourist Office of Omi-Hachiman. Was told I went in prepared snow climb, take care of it and the story was in fact went facility takes no admission fee on the closure of climb at your own risk. Friend was just over the nearby just because I went in the summer, but the Castle most looking forward to was so I was disappointed. You'd better shop omihachiman city also closed because of the snow and winter to Shiga travel study. That was disappointing, but purposely stopped near the Azuchi Castle Museum is call me to check, received with kindness. Maybe who want to climb free of charge and good aim, while watching the snow piled up.
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  • To the castle ruins, climb the steep stone steps, is pretty hard. You should avoid heels. We recommend owe it to wand the bar next to the reception, so you go up. I still climb the Castle Tower ruins with views to Lake Biwa has spread and is worth a look.
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  • Go tight climb up the stairs to see the ruins of stone masonry. Parking and admission (shrine) feel high (compared to the Hikone Castle). If you like castles like Nobunaga and cheap of Kana. Cones repaired some of the stairs, near the castle's construction fences are quite negative, a little bit more to spend, want up in bamboo and wood fence. Good return route three-storied pagoda and Deva. I think it would be beautiful cherry blossom season or fall foliage season is here too.
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