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Fukuchiyama Castle (福知山城)


Museum / Science Museum

This castle of the old Fukuchiyama feudal domain in Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture is a fortress which belonged to a powerful clan was once known as Yokoyama Castle. It was reconstructed by Akechi Mitsuhide in 1579, who renamed it to Fukuchiyama Castle. Once completed there was a castle tower and various other buildings, but after the castle abandonment orders of the Meiji period many were demolished. Just the stone wall, copper gatehouse and the Toyoiwa-no-i Well remain their original Edo period appearance. The current castle tower was rebuilt in 1986, and the inside was opened as a museum.


Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Naiki 5 (Kameoka / Miyama / FukuchiyamaArea)

phone 0773239564

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Fukuchiyama Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/04/21 Nice example
The castle is nicely restored and sports the traditional architecture of the castle of its time. There are not a lot of commanding hillocks in town, but this has one of the higher ones. Worth a...
Reviewed:2017/05/01 Wonderful place to visit
Greeted by a tour guide who directed visitors to the museum portion of the castle. The cherry blossom were absolutely stunning. Met locals in the garden area who were happy to practice their English...
Reviewed:2016/05/31 Castle in Kyoto
Its a rebuild castle in the quiet city Fukuchiyama, Kyoto. The castle is beautiful and the structure is quite unique, and look very different in different angles. Youll never mix up Fukuchiyamajo...

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Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Naiki 5 [map]
Kameoka / Miyama / FukuchiyamaArea
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
12/28-12/31, 1/4-1/6
Parking Lot
Available (passenger car 60spaces, large bus 5spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Not available
English Menu
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.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Possible (Possible to enter by putting in the bag)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.