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1.Known as Castle of Sky
Recently became famous because of the photo of
castle floating in the clouds.But if you want to take the same
picture you have to wait a misty day in late autumn and
climb up the mountain at the other side...More
It took us about 30 minutes to climb up to the ruins. It was quite steep and challenging for me, had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath and when I got to the top I was sweating all over.
There's a free park off of 277, about 20 min drive from the base of the mountain that you can easily drive and take a great picture. I'd suggest bringing a 200-300mm zoom for a very unique picture but one that many people take from...More
Known today as "Japan's Machu Picchu" Takeda-jō was a hill top castle in Hyōgo Prefecture.
Hill-top castles are easy to defend, but very difficult to supply, and somewhat out of the way strategically speaking. Climb to the top of Takeda, and try to imagine having...More
I climbed to the castle from Takeda station on a rainy day. The hike was ok, but not suitable for everyone, I took my Mother and carried a baby which naturally prolonged the time to reach the castle. The price is now 500en which is...More
The period from September to November is the ideal period to visit Takeda Castle Ruin because it offers the best chance of catching the Castle ruin enveloped in a sea of cloud. Visited the Castle ruin this morning but after the rain, the cloud has...More
Drove from Kobe, which took about 2 hours (1:15-3:20 am, with rests) and maybe 20,00 yen in highway tolls.. Parked in the dark parking lot near Aeon shopping center, everything was pitch black apart from car lights so I was really glad I had a...More