The Takeda Castle, constructed on a mountain at 353 meters of altitude, is one of the top hundred famous castles in Japan.
In autumn when the sky is clear, fog can be seen early in the morning.
The view is such that the castle can be seen surrounded by a sea of clouds, thus resembling a castle floating in the sky.
As time goes by, visitors have given the names of “castle floating in the sky” or “Japan’s Machu Picchu” to the ruins of Takeda Castle.
Picture by Toshihisa Yoshida
At the moment, a great number of people have already experienced the magical scenery of the ruins. It is definitely one of the must-see sites in Hyogo prefecture.
Fees: 500 yen (adults and high school students)
Free of charge for junior high school students and below
Possibility of: Reduction for groups of 20 people and above
Annual Pass (1000yen)
Opening hours: From March to May – 8am to 6pm
From June to August – 6am to 6pm
From September to November – 4am to 5pm
*From December to January 3rd – 10am to 2pm
(*Opening Hour May Be Changed)
Takeda castle ruins are closed from January 4th to The End Of February
Parking: Parking at the restaurant “Yamajiro no Sato”
Parking in the vicinity of the rail-station
When you arrived at the Wadayama interchange of the Bantan highway, take
the national 312 on the way to Takeda.
At the next junction, take the national 136
1 km away, turn left to the restaurant called Yamajo no Sato and park there.
From there, go up on foot.
If the parking lot in the mountain is full, possibility to go up in priority.
Please find the information concerning taxi’s company below:
FukuFuku Taxi - ＋81-79-670-1269
Asahi Taxi - ＋81-79-672-3221
Zentan Taxi - ＋81-79-672-2807
Asago Taxi - ＋81-79-672-0404