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Address: 1-20-1 Takashima, Suwa 392-0022, Nagano Prefecture
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高島城 [諏訪] Takashimajō (Suwa)

Takashima Castle and the surrounding town are small but pleasant. The reconstructed tenshukaku (donjon) has an imitation wood paintjob and strips of copper plating for roof tiles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takashima Castle and the surrounding town are small but pleasant. The reconstructed tenshukaku (donjon) has an imitation wood paintjob and strips of copper plating for roof tiles and so its appearance is refreshingly different. This style is consistent throughout all of the structures at the site. History: Takashimajō was founded on the shores of Lake Suwa in 1590 by Hineno... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to relax a bit and walk around the garden, the colours are great as well if you visit it during November! The castle itself is rather small, but it should keep you busy for about an hour.

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Thank Mitchell B
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

his small castle is quite close from the station and also from the lake.Castle is small but the view from the top is very nice.I recommend going to this castle in the morning as a short exercise.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This little castle (Tenshukaku to be specific) is inside Takashima park. It's quite small comparing to other Tenshukaku, but we could find a number of boards telling the Suwa history inside, that's very informative. Sadly, cherry blossom there was not bloomed yet, otherwise the scene should be magnificent.

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Mungyeong, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

It's not very large, and you have to pay to go inside. Nevertheless, there's a brief history in English inside the park and at the entrance to the stairs that lead up to the Castle. It was destroyed but later rebuilt by the people of Sawa. Nice place to relax a bit.

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Kamakura, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Canmaninjapan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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