Another amazing place to visit in Japan is Takeda Castle, often called Castle in the Sky in a nod to the Ghibli film.
Takeda Castle Ruins in Asago City, Hyogo Prefecture looked like an island floating on the sea of clouds on the 13th. It’s called “the Castle in the Sky.” In this area, a sea of clouds emerges in the morning in bright sunny early morning between autumn and winter.
Go look at the photos. It’s really beautiful. It’s been near the top of my Japan bucket list for awhile, but I haven’t been able to find the time to travel there yet.
Jasmine at ZoomingJapan has some more photos.
Unfortunately, too many tourists are evidently trampling and destroying the vegetation that is holding the castle ruins together and what’s left is in danger of collapsing. Let’s hope the city is able to repair things before that happens. Let’s also hope they can do so without closing the site to tourists.