Miharu Castle

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Castle Properties
English Name Miharu Castle
Japanese Name 三春城
Alternate Names 舞鶴城
Founder Tamura Yoshiaki
Year Founded 1504
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Next 100 Castles, Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period


Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Miharu Sta (Yuuyuu Abukuma Line); bus
Visitor Information 24/7, free
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture
Coordinates 37° 26' 30", 140° 29' 35"
Admin Visits
Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Visits
Added 2016
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History

The Tamura Clan founded this castle around 1504. Toyotomi Hideyoshi dispossessed the Tamura Clan later in the Senoku Period and the territory came under the control of Gamo Ujisato, who controlled Aizu. After the Tokugawa Shogunate was established Katō Yoshiaki in Aizu, and in 1627 he split of Miharu Domain for his younger brother, Katō Akitoki, but the next year there was a peasant uprising and so Matsumoto Nagatsuna, ruler of Nihonmatsu, took control. In 1644 Akita Akisue was installed as castellan and the Akita Clan governed until the Meiji Restoration.

Visit Notes

The bus stop closest to the castle is Miharu Machiyakuba (Town Hall), which can be reached on the bus bound for the famous Takizakura of Miharu. Profile and photos contributed by AdamT



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