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Sumoto Castle, Sumoto

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Sumoto Castle (洲本城, Sumoto-jō) is a castle with reconstructed keep in Sumoto on Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The area is an Historic Site.
Fortification began in 1525, with remodelling in stone in the 1580s. The castle was abolished in the 1630s. In 1928 the keep was rebuilt in reinforced concrete.
The Castle was listed as one of the Continued Top 100 Japanese Castles in 2017.
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  • Fantastic place for flying drones. We captured 360deg drone videos with castle, blue sea, city and green mountains.  more »
  • This was actually a hike up Mount Mikuma which had a very steep incline but wasn't all that difficult to hike upwards. The start of the climb is near a hotel called Yumekaiyu. Look for signs for...  more »
  • A good place for sunset with the castle as background. We fortunate went there before sunset and accidentally discovered the beautiful sunset moment by the castle. Albeit the castle was rather small yet the ruins would tell it was used to be a large castle oversee the area. The old stone foundations around did tell. Trees were lovely and the entire area were worth visit and, with the lovely sunset, become a perfect moment for memory.
  • Lots of parking, great views and good walks, a nice picnic spot with good toilets.
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