Takeda Castle Ruins

Takeda Castle ruins, said to have been built in mid-1400, are situated on top of a mountain. The castle's remains are designated as one of Japan's 100 Best Castles. Unfortunately, today only the vast stone walls remain. Kojozan, the mountain on which the castle ruins remain, is not a tall mountain being only 353.7 meters in height. However, in early mornings of a fine day from late autumn to early winter, fog shrouds the mountain like a sea of clouds. The castle is known as the "Castle in the Sky" or the "Machu Picchu of Japan."

Address
169 Kojozan, Wadayamacho Takeda, Asago-shi, Hyogo,
Contact No.
+81-79-674-2120
Access
40-min walk from Takeda Station on JR Line 20-min ride on Tenku Bus from Takeda Station to Takeda Joseki stop, 20-min walk from the bus stop
Opening Hours / Holidays
8:00-18:00 (Sep 19-Dec 10: 4:00-17:00)
No admission during winter
Official Website
http://www.city.asago.hyogo.jp/category/2-2-0-0-0.html
Time Required
60 minutes
Admission fee
High school students and older: 500 yen, junior high school students and younger: free
Other Information
*Wi-Fi available *English, Simplified Chinese and Korean brochures available

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:pixta

View of the Sea of Clouds from Takeda Castle

A mysterious sea of clouds can be seen from Takeda Castle. The best time to visit the castle is from dawn to 8:00 am from late September through early December. Whether or not you see the spectacular view will all depend upon the weather conditions, so check out the weather and witness the magnificent phenomenon.

Source:ホテルEN

Viewing Takede Castle form a Neighboring Peak

The view from the Ritsuun-kyo on Asago-yama (mountain), situated southeast of Takeda Castle, is also breathtaking. From there, the castle looks like a ship floating on a sea of clouds. Although it is not a high elevation mountain, the early morning view of the castle is spectacular and well worth your time.

Source:◯◯◯へ行った

Takeda Castle Town

The historic castle town at the foot of Kojozan is one of the highlights as well as part of the castle ruins. Like Takeda Castle, old stone walls remain throughout the town. You will witness the long history and culture of the castle and the shrine that were built by the warlords of yesteryears. This area is designated as an important preservation district for groups of historic buildings.

Source:wikipedia

Yamashiro-no-Sato

Yamashiro-no-Sato is the closest rest area in the vicinity of Takeda Castle. Restaurants and specialty stores line the street, and there is also a Takeda Castle resource center. They have stamps that are acknowledged by the Japan Castle Foundation to commemorate your trip to Takeda Castle.

Hotel EN

A long-established sake (Japanese rice wine) brewery was renovated to from into this hotel. The hotel is located next to Takeda Castle resource center, Tenku-no-Shiro, and has a restaurant and a cafe. An actual size recreation of the Takeda Castle stone wall called "Sanki-zumi Diorama," a model of the castle and graphic panels that introduce the history of the castle, is displayed here.

Source:食べログ

Takeda Castle Ruins

Takeda Castle ruins, said to have been built in mid-1400, are situated on top of a mountain. The castle's remains are designated as one of Japan's 100 Best Castles. Unfortunately, today only the vast stone walls remain. Kojozan, the mountain on which the castle ruins remain, is not a tall mountain being only 353.7 meters in height. However, in early mornings of a fine day from late autumn to early winter, fog shrouds the mountain like a sea of clouds. The castle is known as the "Castle in the Sky" or the "Machu Picchu of Japan."

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:pixta

View of the Sea of Clouds from Takeda Castle

A mysterious sea of clouds can be seen from Takeda Castle. The best time to visit the castle is from dawn to 8:00 am from late September through early December. Whether or not you see the spectacular view will all depend upon the weather conditions, so check out the weather and witness the magnificent phenomenon.

Source:ホテルEN

Viewing Takede Castle form a Neighboring Peak

The view from the Ritsuun-kyo on Asago-yama (mountain), situated southeast of Takeda Castle, is also breathtaking. From there, the castle looks like a ship floating on a sea of clouds. Although it is not a high elevation mountain, the early morning view of the castle is spectacular and well worth your time.

Source:◯◯◯へ行った

Takeda Castle Town

The historic castle town at the foot of Kojozan is one of the highlights as well as part of the castle ruins. Like Takeda Castle, old stone walls remain throughout the town. You will witness the long history and culture of the castle and the shrine that were built by the warlords of yesteryears. This area is designated as an important preservation district for groups of historic buildings.

Source:wikipedia

Yamashiro-no-Sato

Yamashiro-no-Sato is the closest rest area in the vicinity of Takeda Castle. Restaurants and specialty stores line the street, and there is also a Takeda Castle resource center. They have stamps that are acknowledged by the Japan Castle Foundation to commemorate your trip to Takeda Castle.

Hotel EN

A long-established sake (Japanese rice wine) brewery was renovated to from into this hotel. The hotel is located next to Takeda Castle resource center, Tenku-no-Shiro, and has a restaurant and a cafe. An actual size recreation of the Takeda Castle stone wall called "Sanki-zumi Diorama," a model of the castle and graphic panels that introduce the history of the castle, is displayed here.

Source:食べログ