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Takeda Castle Ruins (Takeda Castle)

Japan, 669-5252 169 Takeda Kojoyama, Wadayama-cho, Asago-shi, Hyogo Prefecture

A "castle in the sky" that seems to float on the clouds Takeda Castle Ruins is a mountain castle ruin that has been selected as one of the 100 most famous castles in Japan. When it is enveloped in a sea of ​​clouds on a clear, sunny early morning in late autumn, it truly resembles a castle floating in the sky. The sea of ​​clouds can occur on mornings with good conditions, mainly from September to November, from dawn until around 8:00 a.m.

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For details and the latest information, please check the Takeda Castle Ruins website. Entry times [Varies depending on the season and events] June to mid-September 2024 6:00-18:00 Opening times West Trail (Yamashiro no Sato) opens at 5:30 Ekiura mountain Trail, Hyoumai-Jinjya Shrine Trail, South Trail opens at 6:00 Closing times West Trail (Yamashiro no Sato) closes at 19:30 Ekiura mountain Trail, Hyoumai-jinjya Shrine Trail, South Trail closes at 19:00 Prices Adults (high school students and above) 500 yen, free for junior high school students and younger Closed days January 4th to the end of February 2025

Telephone number 079-674-2120
  • By train The nearest station is Takeda Station on the JR Bantan Line. JR Takeda Station is 2.5 hours or more from JR Kyoto Station, 2-3 hours from JR Osaka Station, and 1-2 hours from JR Himeji. From JR Takeda Station, take the Tenku Bus or a taxi to the Takeda Castle Ruins bus stop or taxi stand, which is about 15 minutes away, then walk for 20 minutes. From JR Takeda Station, it is a 40-minute walk from Ekiura mounntain trail route, or a 40-minute walk from the Hyoumai-Jinjya Shrine trail route, which is a steep road. By car The nearest IC is Wadayama IC on the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway and Bantan Link Expressway. After getting off the IC, turn left at the "Wadayama IC" signal, and it's takes about 10-minutes to each parking lot (free). The closest parking lot to Takeda Castle Ruins is Yamashiro no Sato Parking Lot. It's about a 40-minute walk. Take the Tenku Bus or a taxi partway, then walk for the remaining 20 minutes.
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  • Cash only
Language 日本語
Other *Entry to the castle is not permitted between January 4th and the end of February due to winter closure. *The tour time inside the castle ruins is approximately 30 to 60 minutes. (This may vary depending on the purpose of the tour) *Entry times may change depending on the season and events being held. *Entry to the castle may be restricted due to bad weather. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Last Update : 2024.06.13   North Kansai tourism Association

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