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Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Kansai / Hyogo Prefecture / Asago / Takeda Castle Ruins
A National Historic Site surrounded by a striking Japanese landscape, Takeda Castle Ruins sits at 353 m (1,158 ft) above sea level. Constructed in 1411 and abandoned in the 17th century after its last lord, Akamatsu Hirohide, committed seppuku, the castle remains a ruined reminder of the region's turbulent history. Parking is available at the nearby restaurant, a short walk from the ruins. Check the website for the site's seasonal opening times. Put Takeda Castle Ruins at the forefront of your travel plans using our Asago itinerary maker website.
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We got off at Takeda Railway Station and walked to the castle. Unfortunately, the shortest route was closed, we took a longer route starting at the car park (3km to the car park). Then we walked up...
We got off at Takeda Railway Station and walked to the castle. Unfortunately, the shortest route was closed, we took a longer route starting at the car park (3km to the car park). Then we walked up... more »
The journey getting to the Takeda Castle ruins via train from Himeji was just as interesting as the ruins themselves. It was a cold winter’s morning that I departed. To get to Takeda from Himeji...
The journey getting to the Takeda Castle ruins via train from Himeji was just as interesting as the ruins themselves. It was a cold winter’s morning that I departed. To get to Takeda from Himeji... more »
Takedajō-seki) is a ruined castle in Asago City, Hyogo Prefecture, that is also known as the "castle floating in the sky" because of the way it appears to be floating on a sea of clouds on foggy autumn mornings. The castle was originally built in 1411 and was later conquered by Toyotomi Hideyoshi on one of his western campaigns to reunite Japan. The castle's forces fought against the Tokugawa clan during the battle of Sekigahara in 1600, and the castle was abandoned not long after. It then gradually disintegrated over the centuries until the ruins were restored in the 1970s and 80s and the castle opened as a tourist site.
Simply put: If you want to experience being within or on top of the clouds go to Takeda Castle ruins early morning. If you want to see the clouds envelope the castle go to Ritsuunkyo parking lot.
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