Fukuchiyama City and the Amazing Scenery All Year Round


Fukuchiyama, in northern Kyoto Prefecture, is a city blessed with abundant nature, hidden cherry blossoms, and autumn foliage destinations. The city, known for its connection with the famous samurai – Akechi Mitsuhide, also is the best spot to admire hydrangeas in early May, and also has a mountain where demons used to reside.

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Fukuchiyama Castle and Why Akechi Mitsuhide was a Good Man


If you are coming to Fukuchiyama by train, you might notice a castle sitting up on the hill from the train’s window. Fukuchiyama Castle (福知山城) is a popular destination and a landmark in northern Kyoto. It was also chosen to be one of the Continued Top 100 Japanese Castles (続日本100名城) by the Japanese Castle Foundation (日本城郭協会)!

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