Takeda Castle, Asago, Hyogo Prefecture Often referred to as Japan's Machu Picchu, Takeda takes castle on a cloud to a whole new level. It's believed to have been built in 1443 but was ultimately left abandoned by the 17th century. To catch the morning mist shrouding the castle, and the magical views that follow, bring a Thermos of coffee and set up camp before sunrise.

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Takeda Castle Ruins Appears to Float in the Sky

Takeda Castle Ruins Appears to Float in the Sky

Takeda-jo castle above the sea of clouds located in Asago city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 「天空の城」兵庫県朝来市の竹田城跡

天空の城 竹田城跡 Takeda Castle ruins, Asago, Hyogo Prefecture

Takeda Castle Ruin in Asago, Hyogo, Japan 「写真提供 吉田利栄」 (photo by Toshihisa Yoshida) from Asago City Office Web

Taketa castle |Asago, Hyōgo:日本のマチュピチュ?天空の城 竹田城跡

Takeda-jo castle above the sea of clouds located in Asago city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 「天空の城」兵庫県朝来市の竹田城跡

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Takeda Castle Ruins Appears to Float in the Sky

Built in 1441 on the summit of a mountain that towers nearly 1000ft over the surrounding terrain, the ruins of Takeda Castle cover an area a quarter of a mile in length and more than 300 feet in width. It was built in the path of aggression between the Yamana and Hideyoshi Daimyos, who were fighting for control of what is now northern Hyogo Prefecture. In 1577 the Hideyoshi family defeated the Yamana family forces garrisoned at Takeda Castle and the castle fell into their control. Takeda ...

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