Akita Castle 秋田城 
reconstructed East Gate and wall
Picture Donated by Frank T.
Founder Yamato Court
Year c. 733
Type Flatland
Condition Other Buildings
Alternate Name Dewa-saku
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Historical Site National Historic Site
Location Akia City, Akita Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Tsuchizaki Sta. (Ou Line); 30 min walk; or, bus from Akita Sta.
Website Akita Castle
Visitor Info. museum open 9am to 4pm; closed Dec 1 to March 31 | Time Required: 40 mins
Notes See also Taga Castle, Shiwa Castle, and Hotta no Saku for similar fortifications.
History Akita Castle is one of a series of the josaku fortifications built in the Tohoku region by the Yamato Court to help bring the northeast region under their control. Akita Castle was the location of the Dewa provincial government and was an important point for trade between the interior settlements and those of the coast and even trade with Russia.
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Akia City, Akita Pref.
Akita Castle views
reconstructed East Gate and wall Remains of the outer wall
reconstructed "flushable" toilet excavated dwelling
reconstructed East Gate and wall