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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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  • It arrives at the Castle, the castle was contrary to historical dramas in the splendid Castle, sasayama Castle historical Street, Castle is not has been rebuilding was great. Made in Showa-era Castle, Castle said, blanket and what is not, but this is better? If I miss Castle Himeji Castle to represent Japan, Takeda Castle Fortress (Oriental Machu Picchu) if the sasayama Castle, various castles you can enjoy it.
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  • 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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  • Without expecting too much in ruins of a castle are remaining admirable stone wall and moat around, little staff. We are living in the Kansai area built by Ieyasu, and not knowing. Samurai were partly drive restored the Castle and after a little city tour place, but good.
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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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  • Us dress set of armor at 500 yen, dressed as generals! Can be dressed as Princess and it was extremely fun! Staff was also dressed! You want to go again.
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  • Questions also will answer to visitors, staff. A high level of information
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