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Akizuki Castle Ruins (Prefectural Historic Site) (県指定史跡 秋月城跡)

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Castle / Ruins of Castle

"Located around 20 minutes' drive from the Amagi Interchange of the Oita Expressway, Akizuki Castle was constructed during the Sengoku (Warring States) period (1467-1615) as a Hirajiro site (a castle built on flat ground, rather than on a hill) to serve as the residence of the Akizuki family. Only part of the original castle remains today; the site of the demolished castle was used to build Suiyo Shrine, dedicated to Kuroda Nagaoki, the first lord of the Akizuki-Kuroda domain. Kuromon (""Black Gate"") that served as the main gateway to the Castle was relocated to a site on the processional pathway leading up to Suiyo Shrine; the area near the gate is famous for its beautiful autumn foliage. The area in front of the Nagaya-mon Gate-the only part of the castle that survives in its original position-is the venue for Akizuki Nochi no Hina event, held on the day of Chrysanthemum Festival (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month), when around 250 Hina dolls are put on display. Sugi no Baba Street, the road that leads up to the Castle site, features a 500 meter-long avenue of cherry trees."

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Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Akidukinotori (Kurume / ChikugoArea)

phone 0946246758
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Open all day

Review of Akizuki Castle Remains

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/10/15 Nice walk around the Castle Remains
The place looks great during the full bloom of sakura/flower/autumn season. Drove quite a long way but I like this small little place. I went on a non-season time so not much tourist so we can walk...
Reviewed:2013/03/07 Akizuki in autumn
I visited Akizuki with my husband in October 2009. I was here as an exchange student in 1977, Living with Japanese families in the town of Amagi (now known as Asakura)
I LOVE this place, it is quiet...
Reviewed:2020/05/20 秋月の風情ある城跡
城下町秋月の城跡。町並みを歩きながらここを目指すとよい散歩コースになっている。石垣や門が立派で敷地内に中学校もある。

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Address
Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Akidukinotori [map]
Area
Kurume / ChikugoArea
Phone
0946246758
Hours
Open all day
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Visit] Free
Parking Lot
Available (120spaces)
* Charge (Cars 400yen, minibus 1,300yen, large bus 2,500yen)
Note
* The phone will connect to the Asakura Tourism Association
* If you search for a car navigation system by phone, you will be guided to the Asakura Tourism Association.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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