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Address: Tonomachi, Matsusaka 515-0073, Mie Prefecture
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松阪城 [松阪] Matsusakajō (Matsusaka)

A great ruin, Matsusaka Castle’s ishigaki (stone walls) ensconce many baileys and reach impressive heights. Though structures are almost all gone, the site is still worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

A great ruin, Matsusaka Castle’s ishigaki (stone walls) ensconce many baileys and reach impressive heights. Though structures are almost all gone, the site is still worth visiting to see these mighty ruins. History: Matsusakajō was built by Gamō Ujisato in 1588 when he decided to move his headquarters inland. His former castle, Matsugashimajō, was on the coast and he considered... More 

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We Japanese associate the name of Matsuzaka with Matsuzaka beef. On the other hand, most of us don't even know there used to be a castle in Matsuzaka. Unfortunately the castle itself was toppled by typhoon, so all that was left was stone walls. I don't know whether it deserves to visit in order to see them. However you can... More 

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We drove around the ruins and finally found the only public carpark nearby. It was packed and waited a while to get a lot. Eventually found out that this carpark mainly serves the hospital next door which explained it being so full. Unfortunately, the ruins did not make up for the effort getting there. Granite laid stone wall leading up... More 

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Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

【Matsusaka beef is not enough】 Between Kansai International Airport and Central Japan International Airport, Mie Prefecture is located in the middle of Japan. it is the eastern block of the Kii Peninsula. east and west of the Peninsula are linked by railway and national highway. Matsusaka city, known in Matsusaka beef is located at the center of the Mie Prefecture.... More 

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