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Oka Castle Ruins岡城阯

Historical Monument

The site of a ruined castle located in Aiai, Taketa City. Records state the castle was built in 1185 by Ogata Koreyoshi for Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Standing on a plateau at the confluence of the branches of the Ono River, the castle was known for its natural, impregnable location. Ultimately, however, the castle was abandoned in 1871 and demolished. It is said that composer Rentaro Taki, who spent his youth in Taketa, composed his song “Kojo no Tsuki (Moon over the Ruined Castle)” based on his own experience of playing at the castle.


Oita Pref. Taketashi Taketa 2761 (Hita / Kokonoe / TaketaArea)



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Oita Pref. Taketashi Taketa 2761 [ map ]
Hita / Kokonoe / TaketaArea
open everyday(12/31-1/3)
[Admission fee] High School Students 300 Yen or more (group 20 people and above 200 yen), Small Junior High School Students 150 yen (group 20 people and above 100 yen)
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[Oka Castle Friday Office] 0974-63-1541
[Taketa City Industry & Tourism Division] 0974-63-4807

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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