In 1560, Chosakabe Kunichika defeated Motoyama and took over the castle. His son, Motochika, renovated the castle and made Urado Castle their new home. Motochika died in 1599 and his son Morichika became the new lord of Urado Castle. After the Battle of Sekigahara, the Chosakabe were stripped of their land and titles and replaced by Yamonuchi Kazutoyo. A group of the Chosakabe's retainers refused to acknowledge Yamanouchi and held the castle against him for nearly three months. Yamanouchi Kazutoyo ruled from Urado Castle until he finished construction of Kochi castle in 1603. It was then abandoned when he moved into Kochi Castle.
Photos by Jcastle user RaymondW.
|English Name||Urado Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||National Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Kochi Station, bus to the Sakamoto Ryoma Museum|
|Time Required||30 mins|
|Location||Kochi, Kochi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||33° 29' 50", 133° 34' 19"|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2013|