Fukuchiyama Castle 福知山城


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The symbol of Fukuchiyama, Fukuchiyama Castle is a prominent edifice mainly built by Akechi Mitsuhide in 1579. The main castle tower was reconstructed in 1986 serving as a local history and folk museum. The top floor has great views of the city. 20-min. walk from JR Fukuchiyama Station. Open 9 am–5 pm, closed Tue. and Dec. 28th–31st, Jan. 4th–6th. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8ZY7HHrDvoC2

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Japanese Oni Exchange Museum 鬼の交流博物館


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Museum explaining and exhibiting oni (demon, ogre) artwork and local oni legends of the Oeyama Mountains. Masks, statues, kawara roof tile ornaments, and paintings of oni from all over Japan and some from overseas. All donated to the museum. The museum is at the foot of the Oeyama Mountains (大江山).
The Oeyama mountains are known for famous oni legends. That's why this museum was built here in 1993 on the former site of a copper mine. The town wanted to promote itself as an oni town.

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