Ako Castle Ruins赤穂城跡
"Ako Castle Ruins are located around 20 minutes' walk from JR Banshu Ako Station, or around 10 minutes' drive from the Ako Interchange of Sanyo Expressway. The castle was constructed over a 13-year period, starting from 1648, under the supervision of Asano Naganao; it is famous because of its connection with the ""47 Ronin"" of the Ako domain. Ako Castle was a flatland castle built on the coast of a type that was very unusual in early modern Japan, with a peculiarly-shaped outer wall; the twists and turns in the stone walls, and the unusual angles at which the gates are positioned, show that this was a castle built very much with defense against attack in mind. A Tenshudai (platform for a Tenshu, or Main Tower) was built, but no Tenshu was built on it. Ako Castle Ruins have been designated as a National Historic Site and as a Site of Scenic Beauty; the site has also been developed as an urban park."
Hyougo Pref. Akoushi Kamikariya 1 (Himeji / Ako / HarimaArea)
[Honmaru/Ninomaru garden] 9:00-16:00
- [Honmaru/Ninomaru garden] 9:00-16:00
- [Honmaru/Ninomaru garden] New Year's Holiday
[Other than above] open everyday
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Hyogo Main Areas
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.