Hachinohe Castle

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After the Hachinohe Nanbu clan moved to Tohno, Nanbu Toshinao from the Morioka Nanbu moved to Hachinohe and started work on this new castle. Formally, the castle was a jinya because Toshinao did not have "castle lord" credentials under the Tokugawa system. Regardless of the size or structure of the castle it was considered a jinya for lords without castle rights. In 1838, Nanbu Nobumasa, received castle lord credentials. He made many renovation plans but was never able to follow through on them.

The gate in the above picture is an original from 1797. It was the gate for the Sumigoten palace. It is is a huge munamon style gate (no support pillars in the rear) which is quite rare since it should be unstable.

Visit Notes

This was just a side stop since I had some extra time in Hachinohe after visiting Ne Castle. There is not much to see so only stop if you are in Hachinohe with some free time.

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Castle Profile
English Name Hachinohe Castle
Japanese Name 八戸城
Alternate Names Hachinohe Jinya
Founder Nanbu Toshinao
Year Founded 1627
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features gates
Visitor Information
Access Honhachinohe Sta. (Hachinohe Line); 5 min walk
Visitor Information
Time Required
Website http://www.pref.aomori.lg.jp/culture/juho kenzoubutu/07.html
Location Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture
Coordinates 40° 30' 50", 141° 29' 18"
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Year Visited 2010
Visits May 21, 2010
Added Jcastle 2010


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92 months ago
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A fairly minor Edo Period castle, but it has an unusually large original munamon style gate.