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Address: 169 Wadayamacho Takeda, Asago 669-5252 , Hyogo Prefecture
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Awesome hilltop sight right above the train station

Awesome hilltop sight right above the train station There are buses that take you up to a parking lot for 260-yen or pay 500-yen for a roundtrip ticket, good for an all day bus... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Awesome hilltop sight right above the train station There are buses that take you up to a parking lot for 260-yen or pay 500-yen for a roundtrip ticket, good for an all day bus ride in the area. From the parking lot there is a nice, healthy climb up the hill on nicely paved walkways. You pay 500-yen to enter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It took us 2.5hrs from Osaka by JR. We hiked up via the shrine track (950m with big stairs) which was hard but pleasant! The castle ruins were very impressive even though we didn't see the castle in the clouds. The view from the top over mountains of Hyogo was stunning!

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I always love to find spots on my journeys which are not for everyone, and Takeda Castle Ruins was among them. On a good weather excellent views, and a bit of nice hiking. On a rainy day, also pretty good views from the castle. For a fit person, not a bad way up, and it takes something like 30-40 minutes... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

1.Known as Castle of Sky Recently became famous because of the photo of castle floating in the clouds.But if you want to take the same picture you have to wait a misty day in late autumn and climb up the mountain at the other side of the valley before sunrise. 2.Known as Japan's "Machu Pichu" Some Japanese call this castle... More 

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Gifu, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It took us about 30 minutes to climb up to the ruins. It was quite steep and challenging for me, had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath and when I got to the top I was sweating all over. The view from the top was awesome, we had a volunteer guide who explain about the castle... More 

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Hiroshima, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

There's a free park off of 277, about 20 min drive from the base of the mountain that you can easily drive and take a great picture. I'd suggest bringing a 200-300mm zoom for a very unique picture but one that many people take from far away, much like he picture above.

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Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Ive been to many corners in Japan but this might be my favorite- the surrounding area, the ruins and the trees around them, the few tourists around and the view- all beyond words. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mish_H50
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Marvelous views - although a ruin it remains impressive and one can imagine the power of the lord In the clouds in autumn but on a bright day wonderful hike up from the Takeda station

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Thank Beaumontsan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Known today as "Japan's Machu Picchu" Takeda-jō was a hill top castle in Hyōgo Prefecture. Hill-top castles are easy to defend, but very difficult to supply, and somewhat out of the way strategically speaking. Climb to the top of Takeda, and try to imagine having to live there. It's such a climb that you wouldn't be inclined to do it... More 

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West Bridgford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

It's a steep little climb from the train station but well worth the effort. The view on a clear day is lovely.

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