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Takeda Castle Ruins

169 Wadayamacho Takeda, Asago 669-5252 , Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-672-4003
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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... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Pleasant 1-day excursion

It took us 2.5hrs from Osaka by JR. We hiked up via the shrine track (950m with big stairs) which... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Sheila L
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169 Wadayamacho Takeda, Asago 669-5252 , Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-672-4003
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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...More

Thank DYA717
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...More

Thank Sheila L
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...More

Thank Eissu
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...More

3  Thank GAIDA2014
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...More

Thank Irwan_Laming
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...More

1  Thank KeniSama
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.

1  Thank Mish_H50
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

Thank Beaumontsan
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...More

Thank ART196
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.

Thank nunoncastors
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Does anybody know how to get to Takeda Castle from Kyoto but in the early morning? The misty clouds are supposedly only seen in the early morning so I would like to leave Kyoto around 3AM to 4AM to make it to the summit by 7AM at the latest. The trains dont start running until 7 or 8 so Im hoping to take a tour bus of some sort to get there that early. I'd appreciate any info!
22 November 2015|
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how to get here from HImeji or Osaka beside get off at Himeji Station ( which I read still need through mountain trails for an hour to get the ruins)?
7 October 2015|
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how much is parking charge?
26 July 2015|
Response from p4knyc | Reviewed this property |
parking is free, but first come first served basis.