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Marugame Castle

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Ichibancho, Marugame 763-0025, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Yes the castle is great and getting there makes you wonder about how battles went. But apart from the castle there is so much more here. At the base there are always vendors selling delicious food. The castle is popular for haname. You can find...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Camilo R
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Marugame castle is 15 minutes from the JR station. Easy day trip from Kurashiki. Not buckingham palace, but very historic. Excellent local food choices in town.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank wilnermike
Reviewed 21 May 2018

One of only 12 original castles left in Japan. Nice gates, walls, some buildings and a small 3-story tower (keep). 200-yen to enter the tower where you take off your shoes and put on slippers to walk the tower interior.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DYA717
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Castle itself was a little disappointing, walked up two flights of very steep stairs to get a better view. Nothing much else to see for your 200 yen. Grounds were good, very steep climb so moderate fitness required. Castle walls impressive so worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank colin1957
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Came here in around spring, the spring breeze is very nice when we feel it on the top. Need some patient to go there because it takes a while and some steep stairs. But the view from the top is really amazing!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank K_Nugraha
Reviewed 30 June 2017

There isn't a lot to do in the castle, but the walls are great and the long walk to get to the castle are a lot of fun if you take the traditional and longer route to the keep. This is a little plain, but...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Voodew
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The interior of the castle costs admission fee, yet it is very empty without many exhibits. I am not saying this because I do not understand the Japanese words, but because there really is limited information boards, so it is not worth the money. The...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank D L
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The main keep is original, but most of the other fortifications are gone. The keep is empty inside, but worth a quick look if you can spare 200 yen. The park surrounding the castle makes for a pleasant walk, and the views are great from...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank fabgo
Reviewed 13 November 2016

To create Marugame Castle an entire hill was encased in towering ishigaki (stone wall) and ringed by a moat. With scant room for large trees to grow, these resplendent walls rise in tiers above the surrounding town like some tremendous ziggurat. Marugamejō contains an original...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank ART196
Reviewed 23 June 2016

It is one of only a dozen Japanese castles to still have an original wooden tenshu built before 1860. It's a castle on the hill, so some leg power is reqired to see it. However when you finish the climbing of the hill, you can...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank sugarmountain2016
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