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Interesting Little Castle

Nice little castle in a nice garden setting. The castle itself is modern but still a great... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
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Small but picturesque site

The castle itself is small - apparently a lot of it was demolished in the 1870s, but it’s still... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
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Jan 6, 2019
“Interesting Little Castle ”
Aug 7, 2018
“Small but picturesque site”
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1-20-1 Takashima, Suwa 392-0022, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Nice little castle in a nice garden setting. The castle itself is modern but still a great attraction. Surrounded by a moat, which was frozen over on my visit. It is very small and is good place to spend one hour of relaxation.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The castle itself is small - apparently a lot of it was demolished in the 1870s, but it’s still interesting and worth a visit if you’re in the area. The surrounding park and lake are nice too but you can’t help feeling this is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Good place with green garden, i recommend to you to come at afternoon, the light is beautiful, the place next to suwa lake.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Panji A
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

but if you are in suwa city, its an accessible place to visit right next to the office of the mayor. it is free. no entry fees.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bm A
Reviewed November 13, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ART196
Reviewed November 11, 2016 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Maktazz
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank GAIDA2014
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...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank edmundduck
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank funsk8_ray
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....More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Canmaninjapan
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