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Castle in the sky

I love studio GHIBLI movies, especially " Laputa" (Castle in the sky). Takeda castle ruins are... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
minneys_kitchen
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Awesome hilltop sight right above the train station

Awesome hilltop sight right above the train station There are buses that take you up to a parking... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
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30 Jun 2018
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17 Oct 2017
“Go at the end of the day and you'll have the whole place to yourself!”
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The air upside the mountain it's absolutely fresh and clean. But the ruins were not what we expected, it's really good conserved and clean, but may be too much. The good thing was the way up to the castle trough the woods, totally recommend this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We got there 30 mins before closing and got to enjoy the site by ourselves. Its a short hike up from the parking lot but could be streneous for those with heart conditions.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank sharky852
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I love studio GHIBLI movies, especially " Laputa" (Castle in the sky). Takeda castle ruins are called the places which are really located in the sky. You need to climb hills to get the top from a parking lot. It's very hard...but the view from...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank minneys_kitchen
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Awesome hilltop sight right above the train station There are buses that take you up to a parking lot for 260-yen or pay 500-yen for a roundtrip ticket, good for an all day bus ride in the area. From the parking lot there is a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank DYA717
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It took us 2.5hrs from Osaka by JR. We hiked up via the shrine track (950m with big stairs) which was hard but pleasant! The castle ruins were very impressive even though we didn't see the castle in the clouds. The view from the top...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank sheilal457
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I always love to find spots on my journeys which are not for everyone, and Takeda Castle Ruins was among them. On a good weather excellent views, and a bit of nice hiking. On a rainy day, also pretty good views from the castle. For...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

1.Known as Castle of Sky Recently became famous because of the photo of castle floating in the clouds.But if you want to take the same picture you have to wait a misty day in late autumn and climb up the mountain at the other side...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank GAIDA2014
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It took us about 30 minutes to climb up to the ruins. It was quite steep and challenging for me, had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath and when I got to the top I was sweating all over. The view...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Irwan_Laming
Reviewed 14 July 2016

There's a free park off of 277, about 20 min drive from the base of the mountain that you can easily drive and take a great picture. I'd suggest bringing a 200-300mm zoom for a very unique picture but one that many people take from...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank KeniSama
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Ive been to many corners in Japan but this might be my favorite- the surrounding area, the ruins and the trees around them, the few tourists around and the view- all beyond words. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Mish_H50
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parking is free, but first come first served basis.
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