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Marugame Castle, Marugame

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Castle · Historic Site
A landmark of Marugame city perched on Mount Kameyama, Marugame Castle features the original castle donjon tower, one of the 12 remaining in Japan. Get magnificent panoramic views of the city, Mount Iino, Shiwaku Islands, and Great Seto Bridge as you climb to the top of the castle. Built in 1597, the castle features a huge 500-600 m (1,640-1,970 ft) long stone wall, which rises up to 50 m (164 ft) above ground level at points. The wall is named after a folding fan, a symbol of the area, and you can even take part in a fan-making workshop in the castle by appointment. Easily visible from many spots in the city, the castle sits about 1 km (0.6 mi) from Marugame station. Before you head to Marugame, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Marugame day trip planning app, to make sure you see all that Marugame has to offer, including Marugame Castle.
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  • One of my goals while living in Japan is to see all the original castles, so this last weekend I visited Marugame Castle. This one is interesting as it is built on top of a steep hill, most others...  more »
  • Japan has only few original wooden castles left. This one is a tiny one. It looks like they had planed for a big fancy one, but for some reason had to go for a small one. It's nothing fancy like...  more »
  • Very nice. Will require a bit of a hike up to the top. Well worth the time and money.
  • A gorgeous castle, tourists here are much less than other well-known attractions. It retains the cozy vibes. You can enjoy laid-back journey here.
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