Old Akizuki Castle Town

Asakura's quiet historic center

Tristan Scholze   - 1 min read

Akizuki’s castle is long gone, but the town still thrives with a few quiet historic streets lined with cafés, museums, souvenir shops, remnants of the castle, and of course, cherry trees. Other than the imaginative connection in name to Princess Yuki of the Akizuki clan in Akira Kurosawa's 1958 film The Hidden Fortress, there are many small pieces of interest scattered around this part of Asakura. In a short afternoon you can visit the main sights, have lunch, and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the old castle district. The map pin is the location of the visitor parking lot.

秋月—Akizuki—Akizuki

Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and...