Akita Castle 秋田城
|Admin's Rating||★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Historical Site||National Historic Site|
|Location||Akia City, Akita Pref.|
|Access||Tsuchizaki Sta. (Ou Line); 30 min walk; or, bus from Akita Sta.|
|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.