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Fushimi Momoyama Castle

Southern Kyoto
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Address: 45 Momoyamacho-Okura, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0853, Kyoto Prefecture
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Just from outside

Fushimi Momoyama Castle is closed to public, and the visitors can only take a look from outside. Although the building itself is not the original, it recalls the glory of the past... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
Kimitaka S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Fushimi Momoyama Castle is closed to public, and the visitors can only take a look from outside. Although the building itself is not the original, it recalls the glory of the past time. The mausoleum of the emperor Kanmu is nearby. You can visit it on the way.

Thank Kimitaka S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I traveled to japan off season in January and while i was here there was literally no one else there. No entrance fees, no tourists... just me and the castle, so i walked around, had a nice relax and after went by long walk through forests straight to Inari Shrine, it was magnificent!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went to this castle the same day we went to Fushimi Inari and the sake district, and we absolutely loved this place, it was one of our favorites on the whole trip. It's not the type of place you can walk through the castle or anything, it's definitely off the beaten path and a fairly good walk from the... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

My father found this castle in his guidebook, which was apparently published just months after the park was closed in 2003. His book showed photos of a bustling, vibrant park, but when we got there, it was mostly empty. There was a Japanese family there taking photos, and another group of Japanese visitors who were clearly there to see the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Is there anything more creepy than an abandoned theme park? I came at dawn, under a clouded sky. An old hunchbacked man was hobbling around in the park, whistling a sombre tune... “Castle Land” was a theme park in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward but was shut down in 2003. Fushimi Castle was the centre piece of the theme park but now... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This is a magnificent castle and park. It's worth going to take some lovely pictures even though you can't go inside. Also you can see Emperor Meiji's tomb and the Nogi Shrine in the same park. You should definitely enter the park from the Momoyama subway stop. Even though some other stops may look like they are close by, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Don't let the fact that this castle is closed to the public put you off of going to see it. It is still spectacular to see from the outside! Fushimi Castle is also known as Momoyama Castle and was originally built as a fortified Palace and retirement home for Toyotomi Hideyoshi, so it's main purpose was not purely defensive. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

This it a replica of the legendary Fushimi castle held by Torii Mototada and his 400 samurai against an overwhelming force of Ishida Mitsunari long enough to allow Tokugawa to outmaneuver Mitsunari which led to Tokugawa's ultimate victory at Sekigahara. It was reconstructed in the early 60's at a price tag of $6 million, I was told, a huge sum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The castle is big and beautiful. This one's one the normal white ones most castle are. However, the castle keep is closed to visitors and only the grounds are open (free) Not many visitors. It's an uphill walk from the Momoyama train station

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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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