Tsu Castle in Tsu Area
Tsu Castle in Mie, Japan
Tsu Castle, also known as Tsu-jō, is a castle located in the Tsu area of Mie, Japan. The castle was built in 1583 by Todo Takatora, a daimyō (feudal lord) of the Sengoku period. The castle was destroyed during the Meiji Restoration in the late 19th century, but was reconstructed in 1958.
What to see at Tsu Castle
At Tsu Castle, visitors can see the main tower, which is the only original building that remains from the original castle. The tower is five stories high and offers a great view of the surrounding area. Visitors can also explore the castle grounds, which include a garden and a museum.
How to get to Tsu Castle
Tsu Castle is located in the center of Tsu City in Mie Prefecture. The approximate latitude and longitude of the castle is 34.7294° N, 136.5086° E. Visitors can take a train to Tsu Station and then walk or take a bus to the castle.
- From Tsu Station, take the Mie Kotsu Bus bound for Tsu Castle and get off at the Tsu Castle stop.
- Alternatively, it takes about 20 minutes to walk from Tsu Station to the castle.
Admission to the castle is 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. The castle is open from 9am to 5pm, with last admission at 4:30pm. The castle is closed on Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and from December 29 to January 3.
If you're interested in Japanese history and architecture, Tsu Castle is definitely worth a visit. With its impressive tower and beautiful grounds, it's a great place to learn about Japan's feudal past.
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