Ikeda Castle Site Park

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AraleMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia335 contributions
Jan 2020
The name "castle ruins" is rather unflattering. The Castle Site is in no way a ruin state. It is beautifully preserved as most Japanese gardens are. There is a look out tower that oversees the whole of Ikeda. Beauitful sight. They also have a chair lift for wheelchair bound visitors. Very thoughful.
Written January 13, 2020
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Catiyana
Aurora, CO19 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
I was looking for something to do after Cup Noodle Museum and found this place on trip advisor. We alked past the alley at first but then found the stair case to the top to get there.

Wow! what a beautiful garden, pond, area. Great views of the city! all the Lilies were blooming, and was peaceful. A few young kids were plaing in the stream in the middle. Inside the building you can buy Koi fish food for 100 yen. There is also a little shop selling drinks and ice cream, and a couple drink vending machines in the corner. Was a nice way to end visiting Ikeda.
Written June 29, 2019
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Michael_dlr
Manila, Philippines102 contributions
Oct 2019
Definitely a must-go after going to the cup noodles museum. Very quiet place, more of a garden than anything else. There is a vending machine where you can buy fish food and feed the koi in the pond. Not the biggest of places but a nice way to relax especially if you're near the end of a long trip.
Written November 5, 2019
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Tozai1999
Singapore, Singapore224 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We had some time to kill on a rainy morning in January. Walked up the hill from Ikeda-station to the renovated castle. It was worth it. Great panoramic views of the city and lovely garden setting.
Written January 21, 2019
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Cheryl B
Honolulu, HI390 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
After visiting the Cup of Noodle Museum, we found this small park. It had a lovely garden and great views of Ikeda. Worth a short jaunt up the hill if you are near there.
Written June 13, 2018
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albertosR7320AZ
Takarazuka, Japan141 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Strange i lived in ikeda city 4 years never visit! But since i live in takaratsuka now i visit it! Beautiful green around the castle! Good to visit if you like history! I reccomend it to visit it once if you wish !
Written July 17, 2017
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Jiaquan
Singapore, Singapore281 contributions
Oct 2016
Beautiful little park where you can feed koi a nice respite from the busy city. There was a small cosplay competition when I visited the park which made my experience even more memorable. Only downside was that it was slightly inaccessible compared to other attractions
Written October 17, 2016
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Darren L
Miri109 contributions
Apr 2016
Just a nice quiet place to see the scenery, feeding the kois in the pound and relaxing. Took us quite a while to find it since it wasn't in google maps
Written April 29, 2016
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ART196
244 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
Isn’t Ikedajō just the cutest little castle? This is a bōrōgata tenshukaku typical of the Sengoku-jidai. Essentially it is a high roof hall with protruding turret at the top. There are also defensive features such as drop-chutes and there is a sort of yagura attachment so that the main keep forms a blocky “L” shape. Since this castle fell out of use early on, everything is reconstructed, and out of historically used materials, although extant archaeological remains include dorui, earthen embankments. They also found the remains of a rock garden and this has been recreated too, along with two types of walls, an arched bridge over a dry moat, several gates and a teahouse. There are no exhibitions and the castle serves primarily as an observation tower surrounded by a traditional garden and koi pond.

History:

A fortification was first built on this site in 1334 by Ikeda Noriyori. The Ikeda clan ruled until 1570 when Araki Murashige defeated Ikeda Katsumasa. Araki moved to nearby Itamijō in 1580 and since then the castle was abandoned.
Written April 21, 2016
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Joe_Fong
Singapore, Singapore245 contributions
Nov 2015
We visited the park after the Ramen museum as we took we could walk around before hitting back to downtown Osaka.
The park is located at a hill and it is about 10 to 15min walk from the Hankyu station. We entered via the east gate while exited from the west gate where a flight of stairs would bring you to the main street. Toilets and vending machines are available.
The park was quiet on a weekday afternoon and the other visitors (besides us) were few elderly locals. We found the park nice and pretty well maintained. Autumn leaves offered some colours for good photos.
I would not recommend anyone to travel to Ikeda just for the park, but if you happen to be here, why not drop by. We found it to be a pleasant surprise.
Written November 28, 2015
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