Akashi Castle in Hyogi, Japan

This Akashi Castle locates at 1-27 Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecturein Japan. There are gardens park around the castland you can walk around the park and castle.

Akashi Castle was ordered by Hidetada Tokugawa Shogunate, the second generation of Shogunate, in 1619 (Genwa 5) about 400 years ago as the first Akashi lord Ogasawara Tadamasa (later Tadamasa). It was built in samurai period on the Honmaru time. The two of Mie who have only 12 existing in Japan are designated as national important cultural properties.

The first Akashi lord was Tadamasa Ogasawara (later Tadamasa), who had Oda Nobunaga and Ieyasu Tokugawa as their great-grandfather. After that, the Toda Matsuhira family, the Okubo family, the Fujii Matsuhira family, and the Honda family continued followed by Echizen Ono. They’re put 50,000 stone in castle in 1682 (Tenwa 2 years) and then reigned over Akashi-san. In 1871 (Meiji 4) that they abandon this prefecture and castle.

Akashi Castle was built by Ogasawara Tadamasa (later Tadama) in 1619 (Genwa 5) and in 1957 (巽 櫓 32) was designated as a national important cultural property. In 2004, the castle ruins and become Akashi Park. In 2006 (Heisei 18), it was selected as “Japan 100 Castle” by the Japan Castle Association. Source by

When you get to the castle inside. You will see garden and trees around. The castle have only two castle from both side and wall left. Because they’re don’t use the castle anymore during that period and then they decorate as the parkand still take care this area for people who want to do some activity and relax.If you go up at the hill of the castle. You will see nice view around Akashi area.

How to get there:

By train:

  • Take JR Sanyo Train line and get off at Akashi Station
  • Take Kobe Sanyo line get off at Akashi station (if you buy Kansai Thru Pass, You can use this pass)

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