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Shibata Castle新発田城

Castle / Ruins of Castle

Shibata Castle (also known as Ayame Castle) is a designated National Important Cultural Property. The Castle is one of only a handful of surviving castles that were built using the Namako-kabe design (characteristic of castles in Northern Japan) whereby the joints between the stone blocks that form the walls are made as neat as possible by cutting the blocks precisely to shape using the Kirikomihagi technique, for improved aesthetic effect. The three-tiered Yagura tower, which was built instead of a conventional Tenshu-kaku (central tower), was a distinctive building decorated with three Shachihoko (legendary sea-creatures) on the roof; this tower was reconstructed in 2004 and is well worth seeing.


Nigata Pref. Shibatashi Otemachi 6 (Niigata / Tsukioka / AganoArea)


9:00-17:00 (Nov. only 16:30 Gates shut)

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Nigata Pref. Shibatashi Otemachi 6 [ map ]
Niigata / Tsukioka / AganoArea
9:00-17:00 (Nov. only 16:30 Gates shut)
[Admission fee] Free
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces) ※Free
Credit Card
Not available
[Shibata City Hall Cultural Administration Section] 0254-22-9534

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          Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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