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A small castle museum in an onsen town

Although it is new and small, the view from the top floor is very good. The display inside the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Natini J
via mobile
Castle in a Baggie!

I am rather certain that the castle would be spectacular, but it is currently going through... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
John A
Hong Kong, China
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4 days ago
“A small castle museum in an onsen town”
5 Apr 2018
“Castle in a Baggie!”
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3-7 Motojonai, Kaminoyama 999-3154, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 23-673-3660
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although it is new and small, the view from the top floor is very good. The display inside the castle/museum is very informative, you can learn a lot about Kaminoyama onsen town's history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natini J
Reviewed 10 October 2018

beautiful sakura Aplil 15 you can see beautiful sakura that park really beautiful and not busy yeahh

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 大貴 須
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This Castle is a restoration under construction as the original was destroyed long ago. But in walking vicinity, there are some lovely old straw houses you can visit. When the construction is done, it'd be an attractive sightseeing spot!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I am rather certain that the castle would be spectacular, but it is currently going through renovations. Nothing on the outside is visible and only a couple of floors on the inside are accessible to visitors.....and most of the information is in Japanese only. Admission...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank John A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nothing special if you have seen other Japanese castles. We were lucky to be there during the Scarecrow Festival so there was lot to do in the castle grounds. Unless visiting the onsens, it's really the only tourist sight in town

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 26 June 2016

According to the brochures, this castle originally was higher on the hill. It was completely built up with steel and concrete and has an elevator – boy these modern samurais have an easy life. The castle is basically a museum with nicely arranged displays. On...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank DYA717
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I once heard a ninja tale involving an arson attack on a castle called Kamino (like the planet off star wars). From the description of the attack the castle sounded only like a small bare wood fort. I couldn’t find anything out about the castle...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank ART196
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Highlights include the rotating crane sculpture that appears out of nowhere, the statues of yamabushi mountain monks who blow into big conches, and the cute mascot characters! Go Kaminoyamaru!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank MrJoestur
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Just a perfect place to sit back and just give yourself a moment of relaxation while watching the breathtaking view of Kaminoyama.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank rickatheexplorer28
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