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Joyama Historic Site Park (Arato Castle Remains)

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Visited on foot - the road is steep, but the castle is worth it.

Depending on who you talk to it is either a castle or a fort, but still very interesting to visit... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2015
JapanCustomTours
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Japan
A different type of Japanese castle

Japanese Castles fascinate me. Especially original castles. Arato is not a original castle. The... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2013
bakatori
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Singapore
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Sep 8, 2018
“it is not a castle and very small but has a good view”
Oct 9, 2015
“Visited on foot - the road is steep, but the castle is worth it.”
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3509-1 Kamiyamada, Chikuma 389-0822, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Arato castle is not a castle in the typical sense. It is a couple of sheds, a fence and a watch tower. It provides a very good view of the town of Kamiyamada. Unfortunately there are no other attractions in this town my recommandation is:...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2015

Depending on who you talk to it is either a castle or a fort, but still very interesting to visit. We were staying in the onsen town of Togura so it was fairly close, but with a walk up a fairly steep road - we...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Japanese Castles fascinate me. Especially original castles. Arato is not a original castle. The reason why it was on my itinery because it is different from the normal Japanese castle. Firstly, it is a located up in the mountain and secondly it does not have...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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