Kameda Castle

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Castle Properties
English Name Kameda Castle
Japanese Name 亀田城
Alternate Names Amasagi-jo, Kameda Jin'ya
Founder Iwaki Yoshitaka
Year Founded 1623
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Reconstructed main keep
Designations
Historical Period Edo Period
Main Keep Structure Mock Keep, Gate, Ishigaki, Walls
Year Reconstructed 1974
Features gates, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Ugo-Kameda Station (Uetsu Line), 40min walk
Visitor Information 9am -4.30m
Time Required 2 hours
Website http://www.kamedajo.jp/
Location Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture
Coordinates 39° 29' 57", 140° 5' 14"
Admin Visits
Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Visits
Added 2016
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History

The castle was originally a Jin’ya serving as the headquarters of the Kameda Domain. It was built at the base of the mountain on which the former Akozu Castle had sat, abandoned a decade earlier. Kameda Manor was faced with attack by the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei Alliance after the Kubota Clan decided to side with the Meiji government. It was destroyed along with nearby Kubota Castle during the Boshin War.

Visit Notes

The main keep is a mock reconstruction. There is a original samurai house on site. Profile and photos contributed by AdamT



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