Akashi Castle (明石城, Akashi-jō) is a Japanese castle in Akashi, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. This castle was constructed by Ogasawara Tadazane as his own castle from 1617 to 1619 to watch over the western lords, by the order of Tokugawa Hidetada, on Mount Akamatsu.
Akashi Castle has been designated as one of the top 100 castles in Japan, and both towers are designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan. Visiting Akashi Castle is also very convenient, as it is only five minutes on foot from Akashi Station. Please come and visit Akashi Castle.
AKASHI CASTLE Construction of Akashi Castle was ordered by Tokugawa Hidetada, the second shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. In 1615 in the Summer Campaign of the Siege of Osaka, the Tokugawa shogunate defeated and destroyed their long-time enemy, the Toyotomi clan. However, many of the Toyotomi clan’s allies remained in western Japan.
www.yokoso-akashi.jp /en /index.html Akashi (明石市, Akashi-shi) is a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe. As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 294,312 and a population density of 6,000 persons per km².
Akashi (明石市, Akashi-shi) is a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe. As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 294,312 and a population density of 6,000 persons per km². The total area is 49.22 square kilometres (19 sq mi).
The Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park is a national park located in Awaji City, Kita-ku and Nishi-ku of Kobe City in Hyogo prefecture. Although the park spans across the three districts of Awaji City, Kita-ku and Nishi-ku of Kobe City, the following details only pertain to the park in Awaji City.
Kakinomoto Shrine (柿本神社 Kakinomoto-jinja) is a Shinto Shrine in Akashi, Hyōgo. It is also referred to as Hitomaru-san. The shrine's principal deity is Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, a historical figure who is reputed to have passed through the Akashi area during his life, and who was deified in the centuries following his death, as a god of literature, scholarship, fire safety and childbirth.