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Remains of Ako Castle

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... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Lara N
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Takamatsu, Japan
赤穂城 Akō Castle

Akōjō began as a satellite castle of Okayamajō in 1573. It came under Asano Naganao’s dominion in... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
ART196
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  • Average51%
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“walls” (4 reviews)
“moats” (2 reviews)
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Kamikariya, Ako 678-0235, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 16 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...More

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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...More

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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…...More

3  Thank zee1angel
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....More

3  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
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