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Address: Kamikariya, Ako 678-0235, Hyogo Prefecture
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Never a Real Castle...

Historically there was never a real castle, only a fortification around a palace, so today there is very little left but the gate, walls and moat. Though it is probably not a... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Lara N
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Takamatsu, Japan
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Takamatsu, Japan
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Historically there was never a real castle, only a fortification around a palace, so today there is very little left but the gate, walls and moat. Though it is probably not a destination on its own, it is a great addition to a walking tour of the pretty town of Ako. The gate makes a great photo opportunity, so be... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Akōjō began as a satellite castle of Okayamajō in 1573. It came under Asano Naganao’s dominion in 1615. In 1648 Asano Naganao was ordered to expand the castle. This took 13 years over which period 12 gates and 10 yagura were constructed. There is a tenshukakudai, or donjon base, but no keep was ever constructed on it as the permission... More 

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Saint Leonard, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

The castle was built by the first Lord of Ako, Naganao Asao in 1661. As it states, this is “Remains” of Ako Castle with no actual castle there now. There are just the land, walls, some gates, outer moats, and the base of the palace… However, several other sightseeing spots such as Oishi Shrine and Oishi Garden are within walking... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

My main aim my last trip to Japan was to visit as many castles as I could in the timeframe. Some of them were castle ruins and Ako Castle was on my list purely due to the story that interested me about the 47 Ronin. The Castle is really just ruins as it is stated but you can see the... More 

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