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Thanks for the hotel shuttle driver who dropped me off right at the starting point of the trail.
It was not always a wise idea to go hiking on your own but this one is just an easy trail walk. If you enjoy tranquility you'll...More
Due to awkward bus times to and from Awaji Island, I was only able to stay briefly at Sumoto Castle, visiting the honmaru (main bailey), but skipping the higashinomaru (eastern bailey). I’d like to go back but it’s not the easiest place to get to....More
The castle is rather too small, and newly furnished. Since I'm a Japanese history and castle lover, I still paid for a visit despite I didn't really feel that worthy. At last, with such a great city panorama view, I would say even not a...More
the castle itself is really small. but the scenery and the view from it is beautiful as the castle is located on the top of the hill in sumoto. there wasn't any other visitors when i went there so it was really quiet and peaceful...More
For an historian like me this castle ruin and it's rebuild keep (concrete btw) is gefundenes fressen...obviously I'm interested.
But for non-historians this is worth a visit. There's a cool breeze and shadow with nice view on Sumoto and surroundings. Nice point to snap pictures...More