Marugame Castle: The pride of Sanuki, exploring the charm of Japan’s tallest castle│Kagawa Japan

Marugame Castle, located in Kagawa Prefecture, is one of Japan’s castles that combines history and beauty.
Its stone walls and Edo-period third-story tower have attracted particular attention, and the castle ruins have been designated as a national historic site and are open to the public as Kameyama Park.

A visit to Marugame Castle is a great opportunity to explore Japanese history and culture. In this article, we will take a closer look at the charm of Marugame Castle.


Overview and characteristics of Marugame Castle

Marugame Castle is a Japanese castle located in Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture. It is also called Kameyama Castle or Horai Castle.

This castle is a whirlpool-style flat mountain castle built on a 66-meter-high hill called Kameyama, and its characteristic stone walls have a unique shape called a ”fan slope” that becomes vertical at the top. have.
It is also known as a castle with the tallest stone wall in Japan, reaching 60 meters in total height.
*The tallest single stone wall in Japan is Osaka Castle (33m)

The third-story turret built in the Edo period still exists in this castle, and its height is 15 meters.

There are many mysteries regarding the formation of the castle tower regarding Gosankaiyagura, and there are various theories.

There are other buildings within the castle, such as the Ote Ichi-no-mon, Ote-Ni-no-mon, Ote-no-mon, the main gate for the feudal lord’s entrance, the guard house, the cage room, and the tenement house, some of which are designated as important cultural properties.

The entire castle ruins has been designated as a national historic site and is maintained as Kameyama Park.

Visitors to Marugame Castle can explore this historical heritage site and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Marugame Castle information

Basic InfoMarugame Castle
 Ichibancho, Marugame City,
 Kagawa Prefecture
Business hours
 Adults 200 yen
 Children 100 yen
 Parking available

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Marugame Castle in Kagawa Prefecture is an attractive Hirayama castle with valuable historical heritage such as its stone walls and the third floor turret from the Edo period.

Designated as a national historic site, it is open to the public as Kameyama Park, offering visitors a historical and cultural attraction.

A visit to Marugame Castle is a great opportunity to enjoy Japan’s history and beautiful scenery.

Why not take a trip to experience the mysterious charm of this historical gem and feel the pride of Kagawa Prefecture?

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