Ruins of Takeda Castle
Takeda Castle was built between 1441 and 1443 by Otagaki Mitsukage (powerful retainer of the Yamana clan) under the order of Yamana Sozen, the lord of the region. You will see the stunning huge stone ruins of the castle, roughly 400 meters north to south and 100 meters east to west, on top of a mountain 353 meters above sea level. From anywhere in the castle ruins visitors can take in an expansive, 360-degree panoramic view of the land below. You can also enjoy the picturesque scene of a castle enveloped by fog in the early mornings from autumn to spring.
[Fee] Adults: 500 yen; Groups (20 or more): 450 yen; Junior high school students and below: Free
[Access] Approx. 40–60 min. walk from JR Takeda Station; approx. 10 min. by car to Yamashiro-no-sato; bus or walk to the ruins of Takeda Castle
[Credit Card Payment] Not accepted
[Foreign Language Support] Yes (English-language leaflets) [Reservations] Not required
- Postal Code
- 69 Wadayama-cho Takeda, Asago-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
- Tourism and Exchange Section, Industrial Promotion Department, Asago City Office 079-672-4003
8:00-18:00 (March 1–May 31)
6:00-18:00 (June 1–August 31)
4:00-17:00 (September 1–November 30)
10:00-14:00 (December 1–January 3)
*No access due to winter mountain closure January 4–end of February.
Access may be restricted due to weather conditions