Yokote Castle

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History

Yokote Castle was originally built by the Onodera clan in the 16th century. The Onodera ruled until the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. After the Battle of Sekigahara, Onodera was sent to Shimane Pref. and was replaced by the Satake of Mito. Yokote Castle was an important castle fortifying the southern edge of the Satake's territory. During the Edo Period, lordship of the castle changed hands several times from the Satake to the Date, Suda and Tomura until the Meiji Period. In 1868 the castle burned down in a Battle of the Boshin War.

Visit Notes

The main keep is a mock reconstruction.


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Castle Profile
English Name Yokote Castle
Japanese Name 横手城
Alternate Names Nira-jo, Asakura-jo
Founder Onodera
Year Founded 1550
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Reconstructed main keep
Designations
Historical Period Edo Period
Main Keep Structure 3 levels, 4 stories
Year Reconstructed 1965 (concrete)
Features main keep
Visitor Information
Access Yokote Sta. (Ou Line), 20 min walk
Visitor Information open 9am - 430pm. April 1 - Nov 30. 100 yen admission.
Time Required
Website http://www.city.yokote.lg.jp/kanko/page000011.html
Location Yokote, Akita Prefecture
Coordinates 39° 19' 16", 140° 34' 9"
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Admin
Year Visited 2018
Added to Jcastle 2012


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