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Takashima Castle

1-20-1 Takashima, Suwa, Nagano Prefecture 392-0022, Japan
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Suwa
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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Kamakura, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The day I went there, I saw two other people. It is prominently set 5 minutes from Lake Suwa with a partial moat and a majestic perch on an ancient stone foundation. I love castles, and this one is one of my favorites in Japan. Sure, it is not as grand as the castles in Osaka or Matsumoto (my favorite),... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Pretty, but not incredibly interesting. They rebuilt it, and turned it into a tourist place and area for families to bring their kids.

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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Quite small castle by Japanese standards. But unlike many castles they are not keeping just the main tower but trying to create the original idea of the place with smaller buildings, service sheds, etc. Nice for a short walk.

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