Kushima Castle

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History

Kushima Castle was built by Omura Yoshiaki in 1598 and completed one year later. It never had a large main keep. The castle was built on a small peninsula of land giving it natural protection by the ocean on three sides. It also had three stone piers built in for docks to take advantage of sea trade. After the Meiji Restoration it was dismantled in 1871.

Visit Notes

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Castle Profile
English Name Kushima Castle
Japanese Name 玖島城
Alternate Names Omura-jo
Founder Omura Yoshiaki
Year Founded 1599
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Features gates, turrets, water moats, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Omura Sta. (Omura Line), walk
Visitor Information
Time Required
Website http://www.city.omura.nagasaki.jp/info/prev.asp?fol id=1413
Location Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture
Coordinates 32° 53' 46", 129° 57' 25"
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Added to Jcastle 2009


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Anonymous user #1

one month ago
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I visited this castle as I was passing on the way from Shimabara to Saga. The only building is the yagura, which I couldn’t get in, but the stone walls are very fine. Although the site has been turned into a shrine, it feels much more like a castle than most similar examples. They were doing a lot of work on the gardens out the front and some more information boards about the castle, which were frustratingly too far off to read (until the work is done). Overall a nice little castle site and a lovely old town