Sumoto Castle Ruins (洲本城)
A castle ruin located on 130-meter Mt. Mikumayama located on the south side of the city's urban area. The castle served as a center for the ruling of Awaji Province from the Warring States period to the Edo period. The castle's fortress, an excellent example of Warring States period architecture, is well preserved and has been designated a National Historic Site as well as a Cultural Property by Hyogo Prefecture. The current castle tower was built as an observatory in 1928 and is Japan's oldest imitation castle tower (entry is prohibited at the present time). The surrounding grounds are maintained as a park which offers a sweeping view of the Kitan Strait and which is also a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in the spring.
Hyougo Pref. Sumotoshi Orodani 1272-1 (Awaji IslandArea)
All day (But please bring a flashlight because your feet are dark between Dinner)
Review of Sumoto CastleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Unfortunately old people as over 85years can not climb up at last step.
It was not always a wise idea to go hiking on your own but this one is just an easy trail walk. If...
- All day (But please bring a flashlight because your feet are dark between Dinner)
- Not available
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- * Tel connects to the Awaji Island Tourism Association.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.