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Gifu Prefecture has many old castle towns & castles. Beside Gifu castle we also visited this castle (ruins).
Be “warned” that this is a HIKE upwards, not quite the gentle walk to most castles. Much more challenging compared to the other castle ruins of Fukuoka’s...More
This was such a perfect day trip from Ena. My boyfriend and I walked through the cute historic town that led up to the walk to the castle. The town is a great place to eat local treats along the way. Don’t be nervous about...More
How magnificent this rock walls are! Iwamura castle is called Japanese Machu-pichu. This castle ruins are located Iwamuracho Ena-city Gifu-pref. This ruins is located on highest altitude in Japan. It is about 717m. Now, there are rock-walls only, but you can easily image the old...More
Iwamura is one of the BEST VILLAGE in Japan.
It is not turistic like Kyoto or Tokyo and residents are very WELCOMING.
Castle is FREE ENTER.
No any other tourists around so
beautiful sceneries are ALL YOURS!
Castle is ruin but you can see virtual...More
The ruins are right at the top of the hill and be warned it is a steep climb of about 250m. It's rather beautiful with moss covered stonework and tall trees. There is a nice spot to at the top to sit down and enjoy...More
Iwamura Castle, though it had been ruined long time ago, is said to be one of the three most beautiful mountain castles in Japan. Take a ride on local Akechi Line from Ena Station. This train ride itself is worth trying.
Many people come to Iwamura as part of the Nakasendo Highway. When you do, please take time visiting the Iwamura Castle. It's a large area, and although ruins, it's beautiful and interesting. Fun to explore and imagine what it was like back when thriving. Some...More