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Marugame Castle丸亀城

Historical Monument

Marugame Castle is a flatland-mountain castle built in Kameyama at a height of approximately 66 meters. It is also called Kameyama Castle. This castle has won fame as a fine stone walled castle; various methods of stacking stones can be seen in this castle such as using stone worked on by a mason which is stacked up and implanted with Japanese clover, stacking natural stone which has been joined together and stacking the unworked surface of quarried stones. The castle tower is enshrined by a stone wall and is said to be the highest in Japan, which is one of the castle towers out of the 12 remaining castle towers in existence and even now conveys a characteristic beauty of form which is harmonized with nature. In 1957, the Ote Ichino-mon Gate and Ote Nino-mon Gate were designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

place

Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Ichibanchou

phone 0877220331
place

[Ten] 9:00 to 16:30 (until the entrance is 16:00)

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Address

Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Ichibanchou [ map ]

Phone

0877220331

Hours
[Ten] 9:00 to 16:30 (until the entrance is 16:00)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[River entrance castle fee]
Adults 200 yen, Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students) 100 yen
Parking Lot
Available(50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.

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