Miyao Castle

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The castle was built by Mōri Motonari in 1555 on the island of Miyajima. It was meant as a bait to attack the forces of Sue Harutaka. Sue took the bait in september 1555. He took the castle with overwhelming forces. Mōri Motonari, who was on the mainland during Sue's attack, and his allies then maneuvered into position. He retook the castle. This is known as the battle of Miyajima. Since the castle was meant as a bait from the onset, it was probably abandoned after the battle. (More detailed info on : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyao_Castle)

Visit Notes

Very little remains of this 'bait' castle (see history). It's easy to combine a visit to this site when visiting Miyajima. A little shrine is on the grounds now.

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Castle Profile
English Name Miyao
Japanese Name 宮尾城
Founder Mōri Motonari
Year Founded 1555
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Main Keep Structure No keep
Visitor Information
Access Almost in front of the ferry station on the island of Miyajima
Visitor Information always open to the public for free
Time Required 30min
Location Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 18' 2.30" N, 132° 19' 21.04" E
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Year Visited 2019
Added to Jcastle 2019

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