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.
The main keep is a mock reconstruction.
|English Name||Yokote Castle|
|Alternate Names||Nira-jo, Asakura-jo|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Main Keep Structure||3 levels, 4 stories|
|Year Reconstructed||1965 (concrete)|
|Access||Yokote Sta. (Ou Line), 20 min walk|
|Visitor Information||open 9am - 430pm. April 1 - Nov 30. 100 yen admission.|
|Location||Yokote, Akita Prefecture|
|Coordinates||39° 19' 16", 140° 34' 9"|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|