After losing at the Battle of Sekigahara (1600), Shimazu Yoshihiro built this castle to help protect his lands from the Eastern forces. It was abandoned in 1615 under the "one castle per country" law.
The keep houses a local history museum. There is no English, but the park is nice. The main keep you see in these photos is a mock reconstruction for the museum. There was no such structure on this site.
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Features||main keep, gates, turrets, stone walls, walls|
|Access||Miyazaki Sta. (Nippo Line), Bus, 15 min walk|
|Visitor Information||9:00-4:30, no entry fee; museum closed Mondays, the day following a national holiday, and 12/29-1/3|
|Time Required||30-40 minutes|
|Location||Takaoka-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture|
|Coordinates||31° 57' 40", 131° 17' 37"|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|