|Alternate Name||Kameyama-jo, Horai-jo|
|Structure||3 levels, 3 stories|
|Admin's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
|Historical Site||National Historic Site|
|Historical Value||Top 100 Castles, Important Cultural Properties|
Important Cultural Properties:
tenshu, Ote Ichinomon, Ote Ninomon
|Location||Marugame, Kagawa Pref.|
|Access||Kagawa Sta. (Yosan Line), 10 minute walk|
|Notes||Not personally visited|
Ikoma Chikamasa, the lord of the Sanuki area originally ruled from Takamatsu Castle. While there, he built and moved to Marugame Castle placing his son in charge of Takamatsu Castle. Marugame Castle was decomissioned as part of the one castle per country law in 1615.
Marugame Castle was resurrected in 1641 when Yamazaki Ieharu was granted the small fief of Western Sanuki. He rebuilt the castle into what we see today and developed the surrounding castle town of Marugame.