PHOTO: Hiroaki Kaneko 3518'3.47" 13449'45.07"

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This impressive castle is located in the Hyogo Prefecture in the city of Assago. Castle Takeda was built many centuries ago, at the foot of a high mountain. It is believed that with God's help samurai Castle was built Takeda in 1443. Since the construction of the castle changed its owners several times, until the last – Hirohide Akamatsu (Hirohide Akamatsu, who was its owner in 1600. Hirohide was a samurai, who fought on the side of the ruler of Tokugawa Ieyasu during the battle of Sekigahara. Unfortunately, not much later, as Hirohide committed seppuku, Japanese ritual suicide samurai. Hirohide Akamatsu was the last known owner of the castle, which was abandoned shortly after his death. Today, the ruins of the castle are a quarter of a mile long and 300 feet wide. Autumn morning between sunrise until about 8 am, when a thick fog hangs over the sky due to abrupt temperature difference, the Castle Takeda appears in all its splendour, revealing the stunning view. Because of the fog the impression that the castle is hovering in the sky above the clouds, and it really is breathtaking.



View from the Ruins of Takeda Castle





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