10 Things to Do in Akashi That You Shouldn't Miss

March 1, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Discover the best top things to do in Akashi, Japan including Akashi Park, Akashi Municipal Planetarium, Ruins of Akashi Castle, Okura Kaigan, Akashi Information Center, Akashi Culture Museum, Kakimoto Shrine, Akashi Tocalo Stadium, Sumiyoshi Shrine, Eigashima Brewery.
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1. Akashi Park

1-27 Akashikoen, Akashi 673-0847, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-912-7600
Excellent
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4 based on 115 reviews

Akashi Park

Reviewed By ART196

One of two original Yagura at Akashi Castle, Hitsujisaru Yagura (the other is Tatsumi Yagura). Considered important cultural property, these Yagura and connecting wall date to 1617. The main keep of Akashi-jou was tore down by the Meiji authorities in 1874, but the three layered castle compound, now a park, is otherwise fairly well preserved, with moats and walls, yagura and a cleared honmaru.
The Yagura can be entered for free on weekends when they are opened by volunteers. They contain small exhibits and importantly offer an opportunity to experience an originally constructed sentry tower from within. Looking out through the small windows onto the grounds below gave me a chill as I imagined a scene some 400 years ago. There is also a wooden platform which allows one to see clearly over the walls across the park. The view is now dominated by Akashi City but in the Edo Period would've afforded clear views of the Akashi Straight, an important shipping route now spanned by Japan's longest suspension bridge.
Akashi is a place dear to my heart, I lived there for a year. If I ever should become eccentrically wealthy, I should like to donate to a rebuilding of the main keep. The yagura are the first thing one sees getting off onto the platform at Akashi train station, but an otherwise flawless shot of both the Yagura is obscured by the overheard cables of the track.

2. Akashi Municipal Planetarium

2-6 Hitomarucho, Akashi 673-0877, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-919-5000
Excellent
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4 based on 87 reviews

Akashi Municipal Planetarium

Reviewed By 高山龍山 - Kanazawa, Japan

天文科学館の時計塔は「日本標準時子午線」と表示され、東経135度上に建設されています。また、生声のプラネタリウムが有名です。一日4~5回開催されていますので時間に余裕を持って訪ねるとよいと思います。

3. Ruins of Akashi Castle

Akashikoen, Akashi 673-0847, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-912-7600
Excellent
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4 based on 129 reviews

Ruins of Akashi Castle

Reviewed By Just-Julie-Cairns - Cairns, Australia

We were mainly interested in visiting the Castle Ruins here but pleasantly surprised that the grounds were quite large and there was heaps to see and do. Lots of people here walking, sitting or riding bikes and the day was quite hot and sunny. We walked along the path towards the lake then up the hill to the Castle steps. It was a lovely half day trip from Kobe.

4. Okura Kaigan

Okurakaigandori, Akashi 673-0879, Hyogo Prefecture
Excellent
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Okura Kaigan

Reviewed By Rico H - Osaka, Japan

This is a great place to come to if you want to feel the sea breeze and see some bayside scenery. The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Awaji Island are in clear view. You can also catch a pretty sunset at the right time. On then concrete piers, families can be seen fishing or eat if food together . If you don't want to get sand between your toes, but want to feel the sea breeze, this is a great place to hang out.

5. Akashi Information Center

1-1-23 Oakashicho, Akashi 673-0891, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-911-2660
Excellent
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4 based on 33 reviews

Akashi Information Center

Reviewed By miyachan兵庫 - Akashi, Japan

Travellers cold enjoy in Akashi city. there are many thing sa to see not only histrical shrin abut also traditional food including Sake and fresh fish.

6. Akashi Culture Museum

2-13-1 Uenomaru, Akashi 673-0846, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-918-5400
Excellent
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4 based on 24 reviews

Akashi Culture Museum

Reviewed By 待兼山 - Osaka Prefecture, Japan

明石城の東隣にある、市立博物館。常設展示では、8つのテーマに沿って資料展示、解説がされています。明石象の全身骨格の展示、明石原人に係る資料、明石の漁業、城下町明石など、古くからの歴史があり、歌に詠まれ、城下町として発展、漁業でも有名な明石の歴史や文化、生活が理解できました。

7. Kakimoto Shrine

1-26, HItomarucho, Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-911-3930
Excellent
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4 based on 16 reviews

Kakimoto Shrine

Reviewed By 待兼山 - Osaka Prefecture, Japan

明石天文科学館の横の道を登っていき、科学館の裏手の長い階段を登った先にあります。山の上にあるため、山門から明石海峡大橋がきれいに見ることができます。こちらの神社は、旧明石藩主が明石で詠まれた歌も多い、歌聖柿本人麿をこの地にお祀りしたもの。祭神は柿本人麿です。

8. Akashi Tocalo Stadium

1-27 Akashikoen, Akashi 673-0847, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-912-7600
Excellent
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4 based on 13 reviews

Akashi Tocalo Stadium

Reviewed By 高山龍山 - Kanazawa, Japan

明石公園内にある球場。全国高等学校軟式野球選手権大会の本大会が行われ、「もうひとつの甲子園」とも呼ばれている。巨人軍などが一時春季キャンプを行ったことのある球場である。トーカロという企業が命名権を購入し、「明石トーカロ球場」と呼ばれるようになった。

9. Sumiyoshi Shrine

1031 Uozumicho Nakao, Akashi 674-0082, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-946-0417
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Reviewed By たぬきおやじ - Tokyo, Japan

5月1日開催された春まつり(能楽奉納)に合わせ 訪問しました。 藤の花も鑑賞出来ましたが 残念ながら 当日は曇り空だった為 夕焼けを鑑賞することは出来ませんでした。地形からすると 晴天時に 美しい夕焼けと松林を重ねた景観を楽しめると思いますので 日程調整が可能であれば 晴天日、午後遅くの訪問をお薦めします。6月18(土)と19(日)日10:00~15:00に こちらで《あじさいまつり》が開催予定とありました(添付 写真参照)。

10. Eigashima Brewery

919 Nishijima Okubocho, Akashi 674-0065, Hyogo Prefecture +81 78-946-1001
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Eigashima Brewery

Reviewed By たぬきおやじ - Tokyo, Japan

【日本酒】又は【建築物】などに関心ある方で 【《灘》灘五郷(西郷、御影郷、魚崎郷、西宮郷、今津郷)】を訪問される方は多いと思いますが、東の《灘》に対する《西灘》を知る方はあまり多くないと思います。今回”灘五郷”の西宮郷(白鷹、白鹿 など)を訪れた際、《西灘》の存在を知り 明石観光案内所で聞いた”びっくりたこドン定食(明石江井島酒館)”が食べられる食事処と同じ駅(山陽電車・西江井ケ島駅)であることから 妻と伴に訪問しましたが その木造蔵の立派さにビックリしました(添付 写真参照)。7つの木造蔵を所有しておりますが 現在 酒蔵見学を中止している為外部からしか鑑賞出来ず 道路沿いから1、4、5、6番蔵のみとなりますが 1番[明治22年(1889)竣工]と6番[大正7年(1918)竣工]は 道路沿いからでもその大きさが十分にわかり 驚かされます。江井ケ嶋酒造では【神鷹】ブランドの日本酒を製造しており 【神鷹】ファンの方も多いと思います。 【神鷹】ファンの方 この巨大な木造蔵群を鑑賞したら このような場所で造られていると思うと 今まで以上に惚れるはずです、機会あれば この木造蔵群を見られることお薦めします。 建築物鑑賞ファンの方であれば べた惚れ間違いなしです。 

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