Easier to Visit Naegi Castle Ruins!
Nonstop bus from Nakatsugawa station to Naegi Castle Ruins, "Naegi castle Line," is in service!!
Take a Bus & Come to Visit Naegi Castle Ruins!
What is "Naegi Castle Ruins"?
Naegi Castle Ruins (Naegijo-ato), which were nominated in Gifu Prefecture's Treasure and in 100 Famous Japanese Castles,stand on a lofty mountain on the right bank of Kiso-gawa River flowing from east to west in Nakatsugawa City.
Naegi Castle was constructed making the most of steep mountain landform: the difference in elevation from Kiso-gawa River to the top of the castle is approximately 170 meters.
The Toyamas governed Naegi area from Sengoku period through Edo period for 12 generations.
In recent years, an observation deck was built on the castle tower ruins and it provides a panoramic view of Mt.Ena, Kiso-gawa River and Nakatsugawa city.
Castle Wall Using Gigantic Rocks
Only a few castles in Japan,including Naegi Castle, were built using natural gigantic rocks.
At the castle tower and oyagura (huge watchtower) you can see stone walls piled as if the walls are holding the rocks.
The construction of Naegi Castle required various devices because of the lack of flat land caused by the rock mountain landform.
For instance, big holes were excavated into rocks to erect pillars and the castle was constructed in a style called "kake-zukuri" , which is known for being used in Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto.
Views of Seasons
Naegi Castle offers a picturesque view in every season.
In spring, cherry blossoms bloom in the castle and in Sakura Park next to the site.
Summer is the time to relish tender green, and in autumn gorgeously colored leaves enhance the beauty of the castle.
Bus Schedule in 2019
- Available on Saturdays,Sundays,&national holidays from September to November.
|Nakatsugawa Sta. to Naegi Castle Bus Stop||Naegi Castle Bus Stop to Nakatsugawa Sta.|
|09:15 - 09:30||10:25 - 10:40|
|11:15 - 11:30||11:30 - 11:45|
|13:15 - 13:30||13:30 - 13:45|
|14:15 - 14:30||15:25 - 15:40|
- Take a bus from bus stop No.4.
|One-Way Trip||Round Trip|
|Adults Fare||500 JPY||800 JPY|
|Children Fare||300 JPY||500 JPY|
- For round-trip discount,let the driver know when getting off the bus.
- Adults Fare applies to ages 13 and over.
This guidebook was created following Nakatsugawa Public Transportation Plan in order to promote the use of public transportation.
Bus Inquiry Center
- Kita Ena Transportation Co., Ltd. TEL:0573-66-1555