Kaminoyama Castle, Kaminoyama

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Kaminoyama Castle is a hirayama-style Japanese castle located in the center of the city of Kaminoyama, eastern Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Kaminoyama Castle was the headquarters for the daimyō of Kaminoyama Domain. The castle was also known as "Tsukoka-jō".HistoryThe first castle on this site dates to the early Muromachi period, when the area was under the control of the Tendō clan. The area was contested between the Mogami clan and the Date clan, changing hands several times. The foundations of the present castle were built by Takenaga Yoshitada, a retainer of the Mogami, in 1535. However, after the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Mogami were dispossessed, and a new 40,000 koku domain, Kaminoyama Domain was created. Thereafter the castle and Kaminoyama Domain passed through a number of daimyo clans, often for only a generation or two, and its revenues were often reduced. Under the Toki clan, a donjon was built, but it was destroyed when the clan was transferred elsewhere in 1692. In 1697, the castle came under the control of the Fujii branch of the Matsudaira clan, which continued to rule over Kaminoyama Domain until the Meiji restoration.
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  • Nothing special if you have seen other Japanese castles. We were lucky to be there during the Scarecrow Festival so there was lot to do in the castle grounds. Unless visiting the onsens, it's really t...  more »
  • The Hill is surrounded by panoramic views of the city and the trees change color, ideal walking workout to sniff and administrative address.
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  • It is one of the few places where is rebuilt, Castle seen in the Northeast. Inside the castle is a museum. It is a sunny location overlooking the ZAO mountain range and the best view. The foot bath. In the fall across the country gather in the scarecrow Festival.
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  • Not a big castle, but you can see the city of Kaminoyama from it. The museum inside exhibits several historical items. There's no English description around the castle, even inside the museum.
  • Wonderful kaminoyama castle! Valuable castle and interesting to people. Satisfied all service to the guest.
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  • Castle is the Museum paid. From the lookout panoramic kaminoyama city. In the souvenir shop space, because there is free Wi-Fi in the Pokemon master reassuring. Coffee and ice cream ball konjac can engine. Changing diapers in the toilet I can no restrooms. Because the private elevator is stroller and wheelchair into the Castle walk hard. Shrine, Park, and a foot, and in the family.
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