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The Takeda Castle Ruins

Japan’s “Machu Picchu” in Hyogo

Donny Kimball
7 min readJan 5, 2021

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Hyogo Prefecture’s “floating” Takeda Castle Ruins from one of the Ritsuunkyo viewpoints
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium.

If you’ve been following me for a half year or so, you’ll know that I once foolishly tried to take on most of Hyogo Prefecture in a single outing. While I hit many of the main stops on that overly ambitious trip, unfortunately there were several locations that I had to skip. Of the allures that I missed…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/