Takeda Castle Ruins
Takeda Castle Ruins
Takeda Castle Ruins
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Nov. Morning

The ruins of Takeda Castle are one of the few complete mountain castle ruins in Japan and are also called "Torafusujo (Tiger Reclining Castle)" because it looks like a tiger is lying down. "It is also known as the "Machu Picchu of Japan" and the "Castle in the Sky. Many tourists come to see the sea of clouds, so be prepared when traveling here.

  • Address

    169 Aza Kojosan, Takeda, Wadayama, Asago, Hyogo

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  • Entry fee

    Adults (inculding high school students) 500
    Less than Junior high school is free

  • Opening Hours

    20th March-18th September: 8:00- 18:00
    19th September-10th December: 4:00- 17:00
    *Admission may be restricted due to weather conditions, etc.

  • Closed

    Entering into the mountain during the winter season is not allowed besides the above-mentioned period

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  • Best Season

    Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov., Dec.

  • Point

    The sea of clouds can be seen early in the morning between dawn and 08:00 am or so. Flashlight, rain gear, and an outfit for cold weather are required. It takes about 40- 60 minutes to see it.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Exit "Takeda Station" on the JR Bantan Line, and take a 40-minute walk (it's tiring)

    20-minute taxi ride from JR "Takeda Station" (Taxi reservation required as the available number of taxis is limited in the morning)

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