Akashi Castle is a Japanese castle in Akashi, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.This castle was constructed by Ogasawara Tadazane as his own castle from 1617 to 1619 to watch over the western lords, by the order of Tokugawa Hidetada, on Mount Akamatsu. It is known Miyamoto Musashi helped too as he was invited by Ogasawara Tadanao as a "Construction Supervisor". The castle was built in one year, which was a relatively short amount of time. This was done so quickly because as a result of a 1615 law mandating one castle per clan, many castles were dismantled and parts of some were used to construct Akashi Castle.The castle was built in Akashi, which was an important strategic point between Osaka and western Japan, where many major tozama daimyo had their feudal estates. Akashi Castle was expected to play the role of a key staging point to stop a hypothetical invasion of Osaka.Akashi castle underwent major repairs in 1739, and was demolished by the Meiji Government in 1874.Cultural PropertyIn Akashi Castle, there are two Important Cultural Properties selected by Japanese government: Hitsujisaru YaguraTatsumi YaguraThese two yagura, or towers, are the castle's only remaining buildings.AccessSanyo Akashi Station of Sanyo Electric RailwayAkashi Station of JR Kobe LineTo visit Ruins of Akashi Castle on your trip to Akashi, use our Akashi trip planning app .
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イベントを土日の度にやっています。明石駅から歩いて１０秒！日本で一番駅から近いお城かもしれません！！ more »I have an event every saturday and sunday. 10 seconds on foot from Akashi Station! It might be the castle which is near the most from the station in Japan!
日本百名城巡りの一環として初めて行きました。城跡は公園になっていて市民球場もありました。有料駐車場にとめ、城跡に向かいました。門の跡の近くには明石公園サービスセンターがあり、そこにスタンプがありました。立派な石垣と櫓が残っていました。敷地は姫路城より広いそうです more »I went there for the first time as part of a tour of 100 castles in Japan. The castle ruins were parks and there was a municipal stadium. We stopped at the paid parking lot and headed to the ruins of the castle. There was akashi park service center near the mark of the gate, and there was a stamp there. There was a splendid stone wall and a tower left. The site seems to be bigger than Himeji Castle.
Absolutely amazing! The place puts a whole new meaning to the story. I recommend the Tokyo sites of sengakuji and ruins of Kira yoshinaka’s house as well.
A lovely quite place, really close to the train station, just 5 min away.
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