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Address: 2519-1, Kataoka, Haibara-gun, Yoshida-cho 421-0303, Shizuoka Prefecture
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小山城 [吉田] Koyamajō (Yoshida)

Koyama Castle has some of the best preserved dry-moats I’ve seen at a Sengoku Period hilltop castle. The reconstructed tower at Koyamajō is a “symbolic” reconstruction, meaning... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GO! it's beautiful and i only paid $2 to walk in the castle. So There are 2 entry ways to the castle. 1. big car park - you get to see the temple/house with the grave stones and its MAGICAL its beautiful, I loved it. 2. Small car park on the other side - you park your car in the... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Koyama Castle has some of the best preserved dry-moats I’ve seen at a Sengoku Period hilltop castle. The reconstructed tower at Koyamajō is a “symbolic” reconstruction, meaning basically that it is not historically accurate. However, precious archaeological remains can be seen at this site. There is a triple moat and crescent-shaped moat which can be viewed and best appreciated from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I am currently visiting my grandfather who lives close to this castle. I ran from his house to this castle at around 6am so the museum inside wasn't open yet. I ran up the ramp, went up stairs and approached the watch tower building which was a magnificent site. There is a large moat surrounding the property but it is... More 

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Fujieda, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2009

Koyama Castle is a nice place to visit, if you like Japanese Castle. For purely for historical viewpoint, five-storied keep has no historical grounds. There never was a keep. Ironically thanks to the tenshukaku-shaped observatory, you can see the dry moat structure very clearly. Another scenic interest maybe 1000-year old cycads in Nomanji temple at the entry of the castle... More 

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