The castle keep (Photo: Peter Sidell)

Marugame Castle

A small castle high on a hill with a big view

Peter Sidell   - 1 min read

About fifteen minutes' walk from Marugame station, the town's castle is imposingly situated on a hilltop overlooking the region, with high stone walls that look ready to withstand any assault. The building itself is quite small, but the hill commands a fine view of the town, the Inland Sea and the surrounding countryside, and inside the keep there's a display of historical objects such as armour, hanging scrolls and theatrical masks.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.