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Castle / Ruins of Castle Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Fushimi-Momoyama Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Momoyamachouokura 45
    This castle is in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City. Abandoned in 1623, it is also called Momoyama Castle because there were peach trees at the site. Many of its structures were relocated to castles nationwide, and the remains of its stone wall are preserved on the precincts of Gokonomiya-jinja Shrine nearby. A castle tower constructed by Fushimi-Momoyama Castle Land which closed in 2003 remains at the site today.
  • Tamba Kameyama Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kameokashi Kosechou North Ages 81-1
    Tamba Kameyama Castle was built by Akechi Mitsuhide as a strategic base in Tamba Province (the old name for the area north of present-day Osaka and Kobe) during the late 16th century. During the regime of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the importance of the castle led to its further fortification and the development of a castle town. During the Edo Period, the government ordered the most powerful feudal lords to update and repair the fortifications. As a result of the abolition of the feudal system at the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868-1912), the castle was demolished, and many of its documents and wall stones were sold off. The site of the castle was abandoned and unused until 1919, when members of the Omoto sect of Shinto unearthed stones from the former castle walls and reconstructed the walls, which remain standing today. The entire castle site is the property of the Omoto sect, and those who wish to tour it must apply at the reception desk.
  • Yodojoato Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Yodohonmachi
    This castle was built in the Edo period, when the Fushimi Castle was abandoned by Matsudaira Sadatsuna. With the Meiji restoration. It was decommissioned, and now only part of the inner citadel's stone wall and inner moat remain.
  • Hojojishi
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku Arashi Gourd Teramachi Higashiuburu
  • Nishi Teraato
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Karahashisaijicho
  • Yodo Kojoato
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku
  • Izaki Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Fukuchiyama-shi
  • Ayabe Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Ayabe-shi
  • Yamaga Jinya Ato
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    Kyoto Ayabe-shi
  • Miyazu Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Miyazu-shi
  • Omiya Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Kyotango-shi
  • Kumihama Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Kyotango-shi
  • Gongenyama Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Kyotango-shi
  • Mineyama Jinya Ato
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    Kyoto Kyotango-shi
  • Yagi Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Kameoka-shi
  • Tennozan Takara Ji Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Otokuni-gun Oyamazakicho
  • Kasagi Yamajo Ato
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    Kyoto Souraku-gun Kasagicho
  • Isshiki Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Yosa-gun Yosanocho
  • Mozume Castle Ruins
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    Kyoto Muko-shi
  • Godaigotennoanzaishoato
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Sourakugunkasagichou Kasagi Mountain

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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