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Sasayama Castle, Sasayama

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Sasayama Castle is a Japanese castle in Sasayama, Hyōgo, Japan.HistoryConstruction of this castle 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 and the plan of the castle was done by Tōdō Takatora. It is said that twenty 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.The 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 the castle was torn down in 1871.Almost all of the buildings in the castle were destroyed after the Meiji Restoration, except for the Ōshoin, or the Grand Hall of the castle. However, the Ōshoin was destroyed during a firebombing air raid by American forces in 1944. It was reconstructed in 2000.AccessNikaimachi Bus Stop of Shinki Bus
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  • So go on culture and put in free of charge. On a sunny day, bring your camera, slow walking is also recommended. However, in not eating, so be careful.
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  • Castle of Tanba district direct Tokugawa Ieyasu and was built in a year, remains a study now is reminiscent of that time can see stone walls. Was a town located in the central city of sasayama city, remnants of the old Samurai residences, shopping district and dark atmosphere. And the valuable experience you can imagine the scent of Edo Castle and at the same time.
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  • Castle free of charge and they do not. Remains a good stone wall, well, "Castle" because there is so much?!? Away from the hustle and bustle around this corner, so a little more slowly. Note that is not enough to want to go to.
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  • A nice view in a small town. I enjoyed the sites from the ruins.
  • Sasayama Castle is a castle built in the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu ago Sekigahara. Maybe there was some sense remedial as daimyo of the Western. Therefore initially Matsudaira, Edo was the residence of Mr. Aoyama restoration celebrates. With originally no Castle castle ninomaru Palace of Nijo castle-stand (toozamurai) is similar. That can be compared as 1 daimyo's Castle-Palace of Nijo castle (for General) seems to be able is quite impressive. (Completed in 2000) reconstruction of course what is good. Study remained in the castle was destroyed in the late Edo period at all, such as it is, but 0/1944 in the air raid, were lost in a fire caused by accidental fire. What a waste. Let's take a look at study is paid. Around the corridors of the Palace while viewing. Remains of buildings behind the large Academy once was is now obsolete. Tower views and left behind in the study could not keep. Lush green mountains and blue sky, very nice.
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  • Castle ruin, as well as around the town take a look at! And prosperous than you think, was to glimpse remnants of once.
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  • Used in the movie have you seen the drama! Great!
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  • It is comparable to the Kyoto Nijo castle ninomaru Palace-samurai in the same building as a wooden residential building very large, existing buildings. Toshiie goes to General Kyoto Palace of Nijo castle is made and when the building first class became a livelihood from the large study is one with unprecedented scale and traditional Thai architecture is, as of 1.
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