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Takeda Castle Ruins竹田城跡(2020/5/31まで休業中)

Castle / Ruins of Castle

This mountain-top castle built on land at an elevation of 353 meters is also known as Torafusu-jo (Lying Tiger Castle) due to its shape which resembles a tiger lying down. Looking up at the castle from down below, it appears as though it is floating in the sky, and since it is enveloped by a sea of clouds that form due to the early morning fog in the autumn, it is also nicknamed the “castle in the sky” and “Japan’s Machu Picchu.” The season when the sea of clouds appears is from September through November, and the time from dawn to about 8:00 a.m. is recommended for the best view. One can see the entire castle floating in the sea of clouds from Ritsuunkyo halfway up Mt. Asago on Takeda Castle’s southeastern side.


Hyogo Pref. Asagoshi Wadayamachoutakeda (Tajima / KinosakiArea)

phone 0796742120

[3/1-5/31] 8:00-18:00 (final climbing 17:30)
[6/1-8/31] 6:00-18:00 (final climbing 17:30)
[9/1-11/30] 4:00-17:00 (final climbing 16:30)
[12/1-next year 1/3] 10:00-14:00 (final climbing 13:00)

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Hyogo Pref. Asagoshi Wadayamachoutakeda [ map ]
Tajima / KinosakiArea
[3/1-5/31] 8:00-18:00 (final climbing 17:30)
[6/1-8/31] 6:00-18:00 (final climbing 17:30)
[9/1-11/30] 4:00-17:00 (final climbing 16:30)
[12/1-next year 1/3] 10:00-14:00 (final climbing 13:00)
1/Apr.-End of Feb.
[Admission fee to viewFriday] Adults500yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          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.

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