Sumoto Castle, Sumoto

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Castle · Tourist Spot
Sumoto Castle (洲本城, Sumoto-jō) is a castle with reconstructed keep in Sumoto on Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The area is an Historic Site.
Fortification began in 1525, with remodelling in stone in the 1580s. The castle was abolished in the 1630s. In 1928 the keep was rebuilt in reinforced concrete.
The Castle was listed as one of the Continued Top 100 Japanese Castles in 2017.
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  • This was actually a hike up Mount Mikuma which had a very steep incline but wasn't all that difficult to hike upwards. The start of the climb is near a hotel called Yumekaiyu. Look for signs for...  more »
  • Building is rebuild. But stone base are still remain, it is available to feel long history. Unfortunately old people as over 85years can not climb up at last step.  more »
  • Thanks for the hotel shuttle driver who dropped me off right at the starting point of the trail. It was not always a wise idea to go hiking on your own but this one is just an easy trail walk. If...  more »
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  • A good place for sunset with the castle as background. We fortunate went there before sunset and accidentally discovered the beautiful sunset moment by the castle. Albeit the castle was rather small yet the ruins would tell it was used to be a large castle oversee the area. The old stone foundations around did tell. Trees were lovely and the entire area were worth visit and, with the lovely sunset, become a perfect moment for memory.
  • Lots of parking, great views and good walks, a nice picnic spot with good toilets.
  • Great view of Sumoto and the sea. Definitely worth the short hike up from parking lot.
  • A memorable place to visit. Little bit of walking to get to the highest point but you can see a beautiful view of the island. The castle itself is not big and you are not allowed to get in. You can observe from the outside and under the castle. It is well maintained. Good place to go if you want some quiet time and just enjoy the fresh air. A very peaceful place.
  • Very cool! It's small but the ruins are very interesting and it has an amazing view!

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