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Suwa Takashima Castle諏訪高島城

Castle / Ruins of Castle

"A park and castle site situated along Prefectural Route 50 in Takashima, Suwa City. Takashima Castle was built 400 years ago by Hineno Takayoshi, a vassal of the Toyotomi clan. An impregnable castle surrounded by Lake Suwa, the sight of the stronghold floating on the lake's water has resulted in it gaining the nickname, ""the Floating Castle of Suwa."" The castle tower was restored in 1970 and is used as a museum which presents materials on the history of Suwa Domain and Takashima Castle. The surrounding park is a renowned cherry blossom viewing destination in spring."

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place Nagano Pref. Suwashi Takashima 1-20-1
phone 0266531173

Review of Takashima Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/08 Small but picturesque site
The castle itself is small - apparently a lot of it was demolished in the 1870s, but it’s still interesting and worth a visit if you’re in the area. The surrounding park and lake are nice too but you...
Reviewed:2018/07/26 Place
Good place with green garden, i recommend to you to come at afternoon, the light is beautiful, the place next to suwa lake.
Reviewed:2017/08/19 nothing spectacular
but if you are in suwa city, its an accessible place to visit right next to the office of the mayor.

it is free. no entry fees.



Nagano Pref. Suwashi Takashima 1-20-1 [map]



9:00-17:30 (10/1-3/31 is 16:30)
12/26-12-31, 2nd tree in November, closed on Half day 2.5, August (for cleaning)
[Admission Fee] Adult 300 yen, dwarf 150 yen
group discount available
Parking Lot
Yes (14 regular cars, 8 large)
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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Nagano Main Areas


Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.