Sasayama Castle Ruins

Castle / Ruins of Castle
The ruins of Sasayama Castle, flatland-mountain castle build on a small hill called Sasayama, located a 10-minute drive east from the Tannan Sasayamaguchi interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. The castle's moat, stone base, and base of keep still stand. Sasayama castle never had a keep, instead centering on a hall called the Oshoin, which was rebuilt in March 2000. Inside the hall, visitors can view informational panels on historic events which occurred in Sasayama Domain during the Edo period as well as models and other exhibits which provide information on what the castle and town beneath it once looked like as well as the different lords who ruled the area. The hall's theater room screens informational videos.

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Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Kitashinmachi 2-3 map map Map
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Monday (The next day for Public holidays)
Irijo Free [Daishoin] Adults400yen, High school student 200yen, Elementary and junior high school students100yen, Milk ToddlersFree [Tamba Sasayama City Aoyama Historical Village, Tamba Sasayama City Historical Museum, Samurai Residence Anma Family Historical Museum 4 Buildings Common Ticket] 600yen * Friday changes during the special exhibition of the Museum of History
Parking Lot
Not available * The nearest parking lot is Sannomaru Nishi Parking Lot (350spaces/1Times200yen)
Credit Card
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A HIstoric Site with Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in and around the site.
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.04.09
    I had the chance to visit the castle ruins just when the cherry trees were in full bloom. There were dozens of cherry trees on the site and literarily hundreds more around it. The cherry blossoms...
  • The Lost History of Japan
    4.0 Reviewed : 2016.07.13
    As historical as Japan is, rivalling Europe, there is very little left of the history of Japan to explore. The fact that this castle (dating from 1609) is in ruins and is still a prominent tourist...
  • Interesting history, but not a must see.
    3.0 Reviewed : 2013.12.26
    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...

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