About Northern Kansai

Fukuchiyama Castle
A town built by feudal warlord, “Akechi Mitsuhide”
Image of Fukuchiyama Castle
Image of Fukuchiyama Castle and Map
Map of Fukuchiyama Castle

Fukuchiyama Castle was built by the feudal warlord, “Akechi Mitsuhide”. The three-layered, four-storied castle tower is beautiful in its practical design and presents a stately appearance. The stone walls created by ruggedly-stacked stone pagodas, in addition to natural rock, is also a sight to see.

Sightseeing Spots
Yurano Garden
Yurano Garden

An expanse of lawn situated just near Fukuchiyama Castle, Yurano Garden is lined with shops serving lunch, coffee, and sweets. It’s the perfect place for a stroll.

Goryo Shrine
Goryo Shrine

Enshrined in Goryo Shrine is the spirit of Akechi Mitsuhide, who is revered by the local residents to this day for his wise governance, such as carrying out construction to protect the town from flooding from Yura River. “Kanae Ishi (granting stone)”, which is said to reward worshipers for their endeavors, can also be found on the grounds of the shrine.

Mt. Oe Mt. Oe Mt. Oe
Mt. Oe

Motoise shirnes, such as “Motoise Naiku Koutai Shrine” which enshrined “Amaterasu-omikami” and “Motoise Geku Toyouke Daijinja Shrine” which enshrined “Toyouke-no-okami” can also be found on Mt. Oe, famed in oni (demon) lgends.
On cold early mornings in Autumn, visitors may catch a view of an “unkai (sea of clouds)” from “Onitake Inari Shrine” near the top of Mt.Oe (only accessible by car.)

Getting to Fukuchiyama Castle
By train

You can get to Fukuchiyama from JR Kyoto Station by taking the limited express train (Hashidate) to JR Fukuchiyama Station. It is about 1 hour and 20 minutes.