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Takeda Castle Ruins
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.
169 Aza Kojosan, Takeda, Wadayama, Asago, Hyogo
Adults (inculding high school students) 500Less than Junior high school is free
20th March-18th September: 8:00- 18:0019th September-10th December: 4:00- 17:00*Admission may be restricted due to weather conditions, etc.
Entering into the mountain during the winter season is not allowed besides the above-mentioned period
Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov., Dec.
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.
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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