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.
See also Taga Castle, Shiwa Castle, and Hotta no Saku for similar fortifications.
|English Name||Akita Castle|
|Year Founded||c. 733|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Designations||Next 100 Castles, National Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Tsuchizaki Sta. (Ou Line); 30 min walk; or, bus from Akita Sta.|
|Visitor Information||museum open 9am to 4pm; closed Dec 1 to March 31|
|Time Required||40 mins|
|Location||Akita City, Akita Prefecture|
|Coordinates||39° 44' 25", 140° 4' 47"|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|