Tanabe Castle (Wakayama)

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Kisui-jo was built by the Asano Clan in 1606. In 1615 it was rebuilt into a Jinya due to the one castle per country rule and called Minato-jo. When Yoshinobu Tokugawa entered Kishu country (Wakayama Pref.) in 1619, Tanabe-jo was built by remodeling Minato-jo with the assistant lord, Ando Naotsugu. From then on the Ando Clan served as lord of the castle until the Meiji era.

Visit Notes

Only some stonewalls and a water gate is remaining.


Castle Profile
English Name Tanabe Castle (Wakayama)
Japanese Name 田辺城
Alternate Names Kisui-jo, Minatomura-jo, Minato-jo
Founder Asano Tomochika
Year Founded 1606
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations has Important Cultural Properties, Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Features gates, stone walls, walls
Visitor Information
Access Kii Tanabe Station (JR Kisei Line), walk 15 minutes.
Visitor Information open any time
Time Required 20 mins
Website http://www.tanabe-kanko.jp/midokoro/jinja/suimon/
Location Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
Coordinates 33° 43' 50.23" N, 135° 22' 24.10" E
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