Takeda Castle (竹田城 Takeda-jō?) is a ruined castle in the city ofAsago, in the northern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It is located north of Himeji, and north-west of Kyoto, and is situated some 353 metres above sea level.
Takeda Castle was built as Izushi Castle. It was constructed by Otagaki Mitsukage, a retainer of Yamana Sōzen, lord of the area, in 1441. Ohtagaki then became lord of the castle. It was conquered in 1577 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi during theTajima Province campaign. It was then placed under the control of his younger brother, Hidenaga. Akamatsu Hirohide, the last lord of the castle, fought on the side of Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. Even though served valiantly in the battle, he was accused of arson. He then committed seppuku and the castle was abandoned.
Somehow you managed to get the contents of the placemark into the Description balloon of the KMZ, and if you posted it this way in the old GEC, I don't suppose it will create a placemark in the GEC Layer.
This castle is famous for often being above the clouds. My wife is very fond of it, and every so often (like when she sees a news story on TV) she says we ought to go there. I used to agree, but I don't suppose an old guy like me could make the climb any more. (And I ain't so sure about the old gal, either.)
There are lots of great pictures in the Photo Layer, and the present imagery is much better than the last time I looked