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Lovely view

There is not much left of the actual castle but one tower was restored and gives a fantastic view... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Sudbury, Canada
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Great views from the top

The entrance to the castle was very cheap just 100 yen when we went. The museum within the castle... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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1-39 Senshukoen, Akita 010-0876, Akita Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

There is not much left of the actual castle but one tower was restored and gives a fantastic view of Akita City. There are also some maps and models of the castle on the second floor. It’s in the NW corner of Senshu Park so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scv50
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The entrance to the castle was very cheap just 100 yen when we went. The museum within the castle is interesting but there is little or no English. On the top floor there is a terrace which offers wonderful views over Akita.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mon55
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A very small but classic building to know the history of Akita. A fee of 100 JPY is collected but the view of the Akita city from this building is very good.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank janani s
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This was my 2nd time to visit the castle. This time the castle has been moved. Yes, they moved the whole castle 70 meters to a temporary space for the foundation maintenance. For those who want to see the castle in its original form, you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank RaymondL23
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! Meticulously restored turret of the former castle. Make your way to the top of the hill, and you'll be rewarded with some great views of Akita.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

There's not a lot to this castle, but the view at the top at was rather pleasant since it is situated on a hill. Go if you enjoy high vantage points and like strolling in parks.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RolleingStone
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

It is located in the end corner of Senshu Park. Only cost ¥100 to enter. Osumi-Yagura means a lookout, guardhouse and warehouse built at every corner of the bailey. On display are some history events and a model of Akita city (I guess coz everything...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Willow888
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We visited the ruins of Kubota Castle in May 2015. The weather was fine and a moderate 24 to 25 degrees C. The approach to the castle grounds is up a reasonably steep hill followed by many, many, wide stone and gravel steps. I was...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 11 January 2015

It was a little colder when we were here but we enjoyed walking around the park and castle grounds. It is not the most spectacular castle in Japan but it is definitely worth the visit. The view from the top is worth the small fee...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This place was right near my hotel and i spent a few mornings jogging all around the trails. It's very clean, coordinated, with good views of Akita from the higher elevations.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank jeffn290
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