Kasashima Castle was built as a naval fortress on the island of Honjima of the Shiwaku Islands. It started as the fortified home of Takashina Yasutou. It is said that Fukuda Mataijro, a relative of the Kagawa clan, was lord of the last in the late 16th century. The castle was abandoned after it was conquered by Chosakabe Motochika.
A very easy walk. Very little remains of the castle. The main reason to visit is for Kasashima Town's well-preserved historic district with buildings from the old castle town days. Profile and photos by Jcastle contributor Phibbyfan.
|English Name||Kasashima Castle|
|Alternate Names||Higashiyama Castle, Kasajima Castle|
|Year Founded||Around 1207-1211|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Prefectural Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||35 min ferry from Marugame or Kojima|
|Visitor Information||Always open/free|
|Time Required||15 min|
|Location||Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 23' 40", 133° 47' 16"|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|