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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  • August 10, 2017
    Bite once you reach kaminoyama Onsen station, it was immediately! Located about a 10-minute walk from station. I think you'd better because parking is located just below the Castle, using it! Climb up the stairs on the right as you enter the Castle, and had a foot! But time was not allowed.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Fitted with various facilities including Castle top home kaieki later became the residence of the Lords, but it is widely know as "ushu Castle' magnificent Castle towering Tsukioka, Tenjin forest under the civic of the Toki clan, over which it is. The hotel provided elevators could see the exhibits easy to move.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Might be good at going going to see the castle to see the Museum and go rather than luxurious. Because inside not long ago was the castle was reconstructed in reinforced concrete. Enjoy views of the luxurious look and keep if you go with the intention of the Museum, and satisfaction. And some souvenirs. Fought Mr. Mogami and date as you like at warring States period, so that days wanted to know a little bit more.
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  • February 20, 2017
    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.
  • March 27, 2015
    Wonderful kaminoyama castle! Valuable castle and interesting to people. Satisfied all service to the guest.
  • July 2, 2016
    Interesting for historical story.
  • November 26, 2016
    good
  • April 6, 2017
    Tsukioka Park foot soak seen views of the eastern side of the kitakami mountains, Northeast. Dusk of the ZAO a view seen from the foot of the quiet, but smart, i.e., luxury. Kaminoyama city racetrack, storage King mine had compared life Ki, but yun was dream...-quaint flow time is time spent not will be. Using the foot here if there was that nasty cherry blossoms huancatsup drink of kaminoyama City Road and I'm sober, but views! Per one sipped while their extravagant scenery while dabbling-I.
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