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Relaxing stroll

Visited the ruins on a warm afternoon. Several families were having picnics but was quiet compared... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Yokohama, Japan
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Nice castle

Though the main keep was removed, the remains of castle are nice and well preserved. The original... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Jun 18, 2018
“Tranquil Time Peice”
Jan 23, 2018
“Not Ruins! Two beautiful Yaguras (towers)”
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visited on a cool day and were surprized by the tranquillity that this park and castle ruins presented us with. The Sentry Towers were in very good condition, and were surrounded by tranquil, impressive gardens. there was a lovely moat filled with Koi, Swans...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Liz Y
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Akashi castle is not famous or gorgeous as Himeji castle but it has its charms. The castle never had a donjon, and the two towers are the original ones. The structure was damaged by the 1995 earthquake but has been fixed. The towers are open...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank AkashiA6
Reviewed July 26, 2017

The pruins are situated in a park full with local citizens walking in peace withe therir families. There is a guide that gives you a description of the place, in my case in elnglish. The castle ruins are very close of the train station. We'he...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Vlad V
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This catle is not same as Osaka castle and Himeji castle. Traditionally Akashi citizen walking around Akshi park and watching Akashi castle.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Fearless803105
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Visited the ruins on a warm afternoon. Several families were having picnics but was quiet compared to USA. Very beautiful and spotlessly clean. Enjoyed a good 40 mins stroll around. The ruins are in good nick and the ponds with wisteria in bloom were breathtaking....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank boochan1970
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Though the main keep was removed, the remains of castle are nice and well preserved. The original castle is turned into a huge park, the Akashi Park, which is good for family picnic!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank LloydCMC
Reviewed May 19, 2016

While in Japan to visit my sister in law, me and wife and our son 3 years old we went to visit this park (is not the first time) and me and my son went to see these ruins and is nice.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Neo8273
Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Ruins of Akashi Castle offer the opportunity to visit a Japanese castle without the hustle and bustle at any time. Because the castle is only partially preserved, the castle grounds and the adjacent castle park is spared from the large crowds usually. Only during...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Mario230576
Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have recently been here, and there are two remainings of the big Yakura`s, was amazed to see the technique of fighting. There are wholes, whose diameter is bigger from inside while that gets smaller at the outer part, they say its a protection method....More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Rup E
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were mainly interested in visiting the Castle Ruins here but pleasantly surprised that the grounds were quite large and there was heaps to see and do. Lots of people here walking, sitting or riding bikes and the day was quite hot and sunny. We...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
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