Fushimi Momoyama Castle
Fushimi Momoyama Castle
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Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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Ren
Arkansas30 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
The castle looks really good from the outside. Sadly the inside has been closed since 2003. The grounds need to be maintained more but that didn’t ruin a pleasant day trip to see it. If you’re in Kyoto for a week I recommend at least paying this and the Meiji Emperor Mausoleum a visit.
Written 20 November 2022
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László Gábor
Kyoto, Japan78 contributions
Oct 2019
Unfortunately it was really messy. The building is beautiful, but the pond is dried out, the bridge is unstable and the garden is a mess.
Written 31 October 2019
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Sue S
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Oct 2019
You could kindly call this place serene if you mean deserted with a Wild West feel (gardens completely overgrown, weeds everywhere). I kept expecting to see a tumbleweed roll by on the path. You cannot get close to the buildings - all access stairs are roped off so all you can see is what is visible above the 4m high walls. Clearly the tour operators know how bad it is as there wasn’t a tour bus to be seen. No storyboards and nothing to warn of any closures online - says it’s open 7am to 5 pm!! The two lady attendants at the gate couldn’t have cared less. Yes the neighbourhood homes on the walk from the station are pretty (deviate off the direct GPS path to find these). Otherwise read up on the history via your favourite google search, enjoy the photos and save yourself the trouble. Fushimi Inari shrine worth is nearby and a visit - but get there early. Open 24hrs a day!
Written 3 October 2019
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davehoppy
Perth, Australia99 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We walked from Momoyama JR station up the hill and through a new path in the middle of the forest for about 15 minutes to this sensational looking castle.
There was only a few people about and this was in Golden week. The colours are outstanding but it has the 2 'towers' and similar looking to Osaka castle but with no one around.
Unfortunately i could not find any English information to give me any information and we could not get close to it for what ever reason. It had a sign that had staff only past the roped off areas.
See it for sure.
Written 11 May 2019
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petertaylor57
Auckland Central, New Zealand385 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Difficult to rate from the outside with crowds of tourists milling around. At first glance, it's a modern concrete reconstruction of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Momoyama castle. Hideyoshi was born poor so when he became Shogun, he just wanted to be surrounded by gold. A replica of his golden tearoom is here, along with an interesting historical exhibition telling about life in his time. Well worth a visit but get there early. I'd rate the outside at average or below, simply because there are more authentic castles elsewhere - Nijo castle in central Kyoto for example. But the inside deserves better, treatment, so overall, I'd say Very Good.
Written 8 May 2019
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dian k
Depok, Indonesia217 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
every tourist (local or not) will come to here if they are in Kyoto, this place so amazing, great, and spirit...
you must be there
Written 22 October 2018
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PSiemens
Playa Paraiso, Mexico129 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
So many historical buildings to enjoy and this site was no exception. The site is not really disability friendly but if one is up to a little walking this is certainly worth visiting.
Written 20 August 2018
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Rajeshwar B
36 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Its very big castle and it looks beautiful during Skura. I'd say that you should get there by 8:30-9 to avoid getting in the tourist queue which is the main downside. Main downside is that the interior of palace is stripped clean so when you go inside the castle its empty and its not worth the price you pay. However, being one of the biggest castle its worth going.
Written 9 April 2018
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donutsam
London, UK184 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
I came to Fushimi Momoyama Castle for the splendid view, it makes for a spectacle. There's no entry, so there's lot to do per se, but it's so peaceful and there's nothing in the way of crowds. Getting there from the station wasn't too much of a hassle, so worth checking out if you can spare the time. One of the more memorable experiences to be honest, because without the people you can really take it all in.
Written 25 February 2018
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan14,141 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
Fushimi Momoyama Castle is closed to public, and the visitors can only take a look from outside. Although the building itself is not the original, it recalls the glory of the past time. The mausoleum of the emperor Kanmu is nearby. You can visit it on the way.
Written 17 December 2016
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