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Saga Castle

Saga Castle
(Hizen Province/Saga Prefecture)

Saga-jo was the castle of residence for the Saga Han and the Nabeshima clan was the ruler through the Edo period.
This land was originally the main base for the Muranaka-jo, occupied by the Sengoku Daimyo Ryuzoji clan, but the retainer for the Ryuzoji clan, Nabeshima clan, eventually held the real power, and during the Edo period expanded the castle into the Saga-jo.
Saga-jo was able to stop the nearby rivers and waterways during times of distress, and submerge all but the castle tower and inner citadel (Honmaru), lending it its other name, the sinking castle. The current castle has a restored inner citadel (Honmaru Goten), the Shachinomon and Tsuzuki turret.

(2008/6/14 、2016/3/5 )

Saga Castle
Shachi gate and turret
Saga Castle Shachi gate and turret
Shachi gate and turret
Saga Castle Shachi gate and turret
Entrance of Main enclosure palace
Saga Castle Entrance of Main enclosure palace
Inside of Main enclosure palace
Saga Castle Inside of Main enclosure palace
Main enclosure palace
Saga Castle Main enclosure palace
Gozama and Kannindokoro
Saga Castle Gozama and Kannindokoro
Base of the main tower
Saga Castle Base of the main tower
Water moat
Saga Castle Water moat
Relocated palace
Saga Castle Relocated palace

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Saga Castle Shachi gate and turret

Shachi gate and turret



Saga Castle Shachi gate and turret

Shachi gate and turret



Saga Castle Entrance of Main enclosure palace

Entrance of Main enclosure palace



Saga Castle Inside of Main enclosure palace

Inside of Main enclosure palace



Saga Castle Main enclosure palace

Main enclosure palace



Saga Castle Gozama and Kannindokoro

Gozama and Kannindokoro



Saga Castle Base of the main tower

Base of the main tower



Saga Castle Water moat

Water moat



Saga Castle Relocated palace

Relocated palace




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