Takeda Castle

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Takeda Castle: Castle in the sky (Photo: Matsuo Sato / Shutterstock.com)

Takeda Castle is a ruined castle in the city of Asago, in the northern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It is located north of Himeji, and north-west of Kyoto, and is situated some 353 metres above sea level It is regarded as one of Japan's Top 100 Castles, and often referred to locally as the "Machu Picchu of Japan". [Wikipedia]



169 Takeda, Wadayama=cho, Asago-city, Hyogo 〒669-5252 (Directions)


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The Ruins of Takeda Castle

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Built in 1441 on the summit of a 1,000-foot mountain, the ruins of Takeda Castle cover an area a quarter of a mile in length and more than 300 feet in width.

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Takeda Castle is also known as Japan’s Machu Picchu. Its more than 600 years of history, the beautiful mountains surrounding it, and its ruins can make you understand why its called this way. The fort, which is part of Japan’s top 100 castles, is also known as the castle floating in the sky. To understand this name, you must wake up early and see sunrise just in front of the castle.

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