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Fushimimomoyama Castle, Kyoto

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Fushimi Castle, also known as Momoyama Castle or Fushimi-Momoyama Castle, is a castle in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward. The current structure is a 1964 replica of the original built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.HistoryThe construction of the original castle was begun in 1592, the year after Hideyoshi's retirement from the regency, and completed in 1594. Twenty provinces furnished workers for the construction, which numbered between 20,000 and 30,000.Though bearing the external martial appearance of a castle, the structure was intended as a retirement palace for Hideyoshi, and was furnished and decorated as such. It is particularly famous for its tea ceremony room in which both the walls and the implements were covered in gold leaf. The castle was intended to be the site for Hideyoshi's peace talks with Chinese diplomats seeking an end to the Seven-Year War in Korea, but an earthquake destroyed the castle entirely only two years after its completion.It was rebuilt soon afterwards, and came to be controlled by Torii Mototada, a vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In 1600, the castle fell in a famous and significant siege by Ishida Mitsunari. Torii Mototada, in a celebrated act of honor and bravery, defended the castle for eleven days, delaying Ishida's forces and allowing his lord Tokugawa time to build his own army. This had a profound effect on the Battle of Sekigahara, which came soon afterwards, and which marked the final victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu over all his rivals.
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  • South direction (direction of Fushimi) from the upper floors of the JR Kyoto train station and on the Hill alone standing donjon. This is in Fushimi-Momoyama Castle of the problem.  In the young people, it's that Hideyoshi built must have misunderstood would Fushimi-Momoyama Castle (shigetsu Castle), go to a local, was disappointed. This castle is 100% imitation castles made of "pleasure". Kintetsu series company has established amusement park here in 1964. Without the anachronisms in the reinforced concrete tower was set up in the "eyes". Currently, amusement park closed in the restructuring, also the donjon "resistant problem and" with is blocked in by.  Anyway here is not meaningful visit. Location of primary and the donjon seen from shigetsu castle ruins and completely wrong is. Of course, the shape of the tower was sloppy among (shigetsu Castle details still unknown there).  In that sense but rather an accurate history to pass down, there are negative elements of facilities. Rather, it is a place in this surrounding is interesting. Mikawa, Suruga, shimotsuke (shimotsue), Shimazu, relapses during the Edo period when seeing in the map place names are coming out one after another. Close, itakura suo, kouzuke-Ueno-Mori nagato East addition to mill facilities where town, during the Edo period daimyō and clan of the right finds a place seems to have.  It is much too small and overwhelmed. Among them is extremely "nagaikyutaro" names in (rather than in the name of a person, in a stately). Close of imitation of examples here. Warlords place really names as usernames made like that, but in fact was active during the battle of Komaki and Nagakute (1584), Nagai Ukon chanter (Nagai Naokatsu) and Kobayashi taro (Hori hidemasa) residence in this area. Then later incorporated into both names apparently concocted Couturier on this place. Residents of this neighborhood are probably over at the Meiji era from the Edo period, the original seem to have become aware of House had such as the (Okinawan), used instead of names to appear on the map it is formal names. Tamori,-, after you leave, go to the "moat" to ne.
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  • See large castles behind the sports facilities if it had lost, and I was surprised. After that, you could walk and go to the entrance. Quaint but was a splendid Castle.
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  • Hideyoshi Fushimi castle ruins are Fushimi Momoyama East mausoleum with the Fushimi Momoyama mausoleum of Emperor Meiji and Empress Empress go陵 is slightly away from the once Hideyoshi Fushimi Castle. Fushimi-Momoyama Castle was once good economic Kinki Japan Railway Group is far from the collateral in the collapse of the bubble, closed. It is a castle is a castle here, but seismic performance of dubious ban has apparently been. Not at present, but reversed with current technology Hideyoshi Fushimi Castle is a reconstruction support together? Just end this without a miss.
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  • It's worth the visit if you're nearby and want to take a few photos but I wouldn't recommend making a special trip for it although the JR Nara line makes it very accessible from Momoyama Station. The landscaping is run down and there's no accessibility to the actual castle itself, you're only going to be able visit the surrounding grounds, nothing else. Furthermore, there isn't information posted around the grounds to give you a history of the property either.
  • Amazin castle. Big garden and very relaxing. A bit far away from everything. Castle not open to public.
  • Castle is out of the usual place for tourist. No workers at the place and next to the baseball field. Walk up from the carpark to the main gate. Hope one day this place will be improved. Maitanance is not well performed here.
  • Nice Park. Not very interesting but calm retreat away of the tourist path.
  • Lovely place, very quiet but couldn't see inside and looked a bit run down

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