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Ogaki Castle

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大垣城 Ōgaki Castle

One can find many pictures of Ōgakijō as it was originally built by Ichiyanagi Naosue under... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
Don't miss the West Gate & museum

The castle is 7 mins walk from the JR station. you will enter from the East Gate, but the view and... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Oct 21, 2018
“Just Another Small Castle”
Apr 21, 2016
“大垣城 Ōgaki Castle”
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2-52 Kuruwamachi, Ogaki 503-0887, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

I guess Ogaki is the kind of town people pass through on the way to somewhere else and the castle tends to reflect this attitude. This isn't even an average size castle, it's small. Walk around the grounds in 5 mins, see the inside, another...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

One can find many pictures of Ōgakijō as it was originally built by Ichiyanagi Naosue under instructions from Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1588. Unfortunately, the original wooden structure, known for its four tiers of thickly plastered white walls, was destroyed by Allied aerial bombardment in 1945....More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank ART196
Reviewed February 25, 2015

The castle is 7 mins walk from the JR station. you will enter from the East Gate, but the view and scenery is much better in the West Gate. The entrance fee is a GOOD bargain, 100(castle only) and 150(castle & museum), don't hesitate to...More

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank LloydCMC
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had travelled in the morning from Kyoto to Maibara changing trains and storing our luggage in a locker in Maibara. We then went onto Nagahama Castle, returning to Maibara to change trains again for Ogaki. Just outside Ogaki railway station there is the tourist...More

Date of experience: July 2014
5  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Reviewed March 20, 2013

During Cherry Blossom Season, visiting is free. It has historical data of the battle fought at and around this castle. They have a replica model of the battle as well as armor and weapons used.

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank Manfra090
Reviewed April 6, 2012

Castle was beautiful - MANY picture taking opportunities - only wish all of the artifacts had descriptions in english as I was visiting from US and do not read Japanese.

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank RickC343
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Ogaki Castl was designated as a National Treasure in 1936. The present one is a reconstruction of the original which was destroyed during the Second World War. It is quite small but is of interest due to it's importance during the battle of Sekigahara.

Date of experience: November 2011
2  Thank StanleyAuckland
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