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Sasayama Castle, Sasayama

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Sasayama Castle is a Japanese castle in Sasayama, Hyōgo, Japan.HistoryConstruction was begun by the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1608, and it was completed in six months. Ikeda Terumasa was in charge of the construction; the plan of the castle was done by Tōdō Takatora. It is said that 20 daimyo were mobilized for the construction. The castle was so well designed that Ieyasu commanded that the tenshu, or keep, not be constructed because he feared that it would be used as a base against him.Sasayama Castle was held by the Aoyama clan for 123 years during the Edo period. The first Aoyama lordship of the castle started in 1748 and continued until it was torn down in 1871.Almost all of the buildings in the castle were destroyed after the Meiji Restoration, except for the Ōshoin (Grand Hall). However, the Ōshoin was destroyed during a firebombing air raid by American forces in 1944. It was reconstructed in 2000.AccessNikaimachi Stop of Shinki Bus
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  • Sasayama castle is long gone, though the walls remain. There is an informative little centre on the site of where the castle was, with a short, English subbed video outlining its place in history. Som...  more »
  • There are a collection of old castles around Japan. Though this is not the most popular, for a person interested in Japanese history this is a good taster. You can take a pleasant stroll and enjoy the...  more »
  • Castle car park is 1 200 yen. Municipal parking lot a few minutes walking is 1 hour free after 200 yen. Could get better if municipal parking lot near a meal accompanied by voluminous free tickets, stopped at the municipal parking lot. A worthy moat and ramparts. It is a castle know originally had a castle and a fun atmosphere. Castle of Kansai and West Japan is most visited is here is quite helpful.
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  • Nice castle, beautiful grounds. Was lucky to visit during sakura season.
  • A nice view in a small town. I enjoyed the sites from the ruins.
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  • Questions also will answer to visitors, staff. A high level of information
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  • April is cherry and the ruins of a castle and shine! Sasayama Castle in April cherry blossom is beautiful, clean, hovering over dig pink cherry blossom petals. Souvenir shops and museums nearby, guests can enjoy a day
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