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Originally the Castle had build in 1583 and it destroyed by battle in 1615. Tokugawa Shogunate or the government in those days rebuilt the Castle in 1620.

In Spring, there are beautiful Sakura. Besides Spring, the Castle area is a nice park.

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JP Japan

Himeji Castle is a hilltop castle complex from the feudal period. The castle is regarded as the most spectacular and finest surviving example of Japanese castle architecture.

Expect big crowds year-round, especially on weekends. Quieter months may be December, January, February and June.

To avoid the crowds and a possible 1-2 hour waiting time in the queues:
- Arrive early. At least a couple of minutes before the gates open at 9:00 AM.
- Avoid weekends, go mid-week

There is even congestion forecast on the official website: http://www.himejicastle.jp/en/ and a forecast calendar http://www.himejicastle.jp/en/pd...

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JP Japan

The ruin of Ardvreck castle lies near the road A837 near Inchnadamph. It is easily accesible from the road, there is a parking lot and a path to it. It can be visited all year round.

All year round

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GB United Kingdom

Sohail Castle, or Castillo Sohail in Spanish, was built by Abd-ar-Rahman III in in 956 AD to strengthen coastal defenses.

Spring or fall, most of Europe won't be on holiday, warmer temperatures but not stiflingly hot like Southern Spain can be.

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ES Spain