Oka Castle is a Japanese castle which fits Taketa-shi, Oita large section of a town Taketa. “Ggyu Castle” and “Bungo Taketa Castle” are called.
In a place by the altitude 325m, the difference of ups and downs with the bottom of the valley is about 100 m. It’s famous as firm Castle who avoided Shimazu army. A donjon has disappeared at a deserted castle in Meiji, but a salted cherry leave in spring and colored leaves in autumn are very beautiful. A cherry tree festival is performed at the beginning of April every year.
“The month of the ruined castle” Rentaro Taki of a composer was spending childhood at Taketa. It’s said that Okashiro got an image of a song. Taki Rentaro’s bronze statue is built at the place where you can look at a distant mountain range.
Address: Taketa Chochindani, Taketa-shi, Oita (GoogleMap)