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Remains of Ako Castle

Kamikariya, Ako 678-0235, Hyogo Prefecture
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Castle remains

A spot to drop by in you're in the area. No actual castle, just the remains and markings of where... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fionayyy
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Hong Kong, China
Never a Real Castle...

Historically there was never a real castle, only a fortification around a palace, so today there is... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2016
Lara N
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Takamatsu, Japan
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Kamikariya, Ako 678-0235, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spot to drop by in you're in the area. No actual castle, just the remains and markings of where the originals buildings/rooms are. It's right next to the history museum. There's also a small garden.

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Historically there was never a real castle, only a fortification around a palace, so today there is very little left but the gate, walls and moat. Though it is probably not a destination on its own, it is a great addition to a walking tour...More

Thank Lara N
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Akōjō began as a satellite castle of Okayamajō in 1573. It came under Asano Naganao’s dominion in 1615. In 1648 Asano Naganao was ordered to expand the castle. This took 13 years over which period 12 gates and 10 yagura were constructed. There is a...More

1  Thank ART196
Reviewed July 3, 2015

The castle was built by the first Lord of Ako, Naganao Asao in 1661. As it states, this is “Remains” of Ako Castle with no actual castle there now. There are just the land, walls, some gates, outer moats, and the base of the palace…...More

4  Thank zee1angel
Reviewed July 31, 2014

My main aim my last trip to Japan was to visit as many castles as I could in the timeframe. Some of them were castle ruins and Ako Castle was on my list purely due to the story that interested me about the 47 Ronin....More

3  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
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