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Asago city is located near the center of the Hyogo Prefecture, an important center of traffic which links Tajima and San-In district. The city possesses a great nature with river, mountain, and is inhabited by more than 33000 people.
The City of Asago has a great amount of historical and cultural sites. Out of the hundred of castles situated in Japan, Asago city counts one of its finest, the ruins of Takeda Castle. The castle has the particularity of being constructed with an Ishigaki wall (a wall built by piling up stones as they were in their natural shape and form) which can still be seen now. Thus, in the early morning in autumn, a fog surrounding the castle can be seen and the view is such that the castle resembles a castle floating in the sky. The names of “castle floating in the sky” or “Japan’s Machu Picchu” has been given to the ruins of Takeda Castle.
At the moment, a great number of tourists are coming to experience the magical scenery of the ruins.
You can also visit the great industrial heritage that is the Ikuno Silver Mines,which have 1200 years of history.
Asago City also has the Chasurin Yama Tumuli which is the biggest Tumuli of the kansai area, a great art museum and a beautiful park of wisteria floribunda on the shelter of the mountains.
With this website, you can find all the information about Asago City, shared with the hope that you will want to visit our beautiful city and enjoy the history, the culture and the food to live a very great experience of Japanese Countryside.
I really hope to see you soon in Asago City.
Mayor of Asago City