Fushimimomoyama Castle, Kyoto

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#157 of 349 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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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  • Shigetsu Castle castle Toyotomi Hideyoshi Fushimi here love, since an earthquake and rebuilt. Castle and then disappeared, the current Castle is a castle was built as one of the former Fushimi Momoyama Castle castle land on quite different as the location of the Castle. Are just views of surrounding seismic intensity and anxiety since the triumphal entry ban. Usually as a walking tour, as a place for viewing popular in the spring.
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  • This individual bunkers 貼 residential, you can see some old 圍 Castle. Early said Students of the Sport in Japan can be seen in the morning run. Unfortunately, this individual bunkers can only be looking at internal legislation into the forbidden.
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  • Around the Park, and good exercise. No game in the baseball field next to the day and parking is rattling. Kitahorie Sports Park trip and a moderate up-down, is to walk.
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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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