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We visited on a cool day and were surprized by the tranquillity that this park and castle ruins presented us with. The Sentry Towers were in very good condition, and were surrounded by tranquil, impressive gardens. there was a lovely moat filled with Koi, Swans...More
Akashi castle is not famous or gorgeous as Himeji castle but it has its charms. The castle never had a donjon, and the two towers are the original ones. The structure was damaged by the 1995 earthquake but has been fixed. The towers are open...More
The pruins are situated in a park full with local citizens walking in peace withe therir families.
There is a guide that gives you a description of the place, in my case in elnglish.
The castle ruins are very close of the train station. We'he...More
Visited the ruins on a warm afternoon. Several families were having picnics but was quiet compared to USA. Very beautiful and spotlessly clean. Enjoyed a good 40 mins stroll around. The ruins are in good nick and the ponds with wisteria in bloom were breathtaking....More
The Ruins of Akashi Castle offer the opportunity to visit a Japanese castle without the hustle and bustle at any time. Because the castle is only partially preserved, the castle grounds and the adjacent castle park is spared from the large crowds usually. Only during...More
I have recently been here, and there are two remainings of the big Yakura`s, was amazed to see the technique of fighting. There are wholes, whose diameter is bigger from inside while that gets smaller at the outer part, they say its a protection method....More
We were mainly interested in visiting the Castle Ruins here but pleasantly surprised that the grounds were quite large and there was heaps to see and do. Lots of people here walking, sitting or riding bikes and the day was quite hot and sunny. We...More