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Matsue Castle

Matsue Castle
(Izumo Province/Shimane Prefecture)

One of 12 castles which has a castle tower. The castle used to face the Lake Shinji and is one of the three biggest lake castles.
Yoshiharu Horio who allied with the eastern forces when the Battle of Sekigahara took place was assigned to Izumonokuni after the war. He first based on Gassan-Toda-jo and then built Matsue-jo in a more convenient and civilized place.
After the Horio clan, the Kyogoku clan came and then the Matsudaira clan who took the post until the late Tokugawa shogunate.

(2007/5/1 、2013/10/19 )

Matsue Castle
The ruins of Main entrance Kido gate
Matsue Castle The ruins of Main entrance Kido gate
The ruins of Main gate
Matsue Castle The ruins of Main gate
Taiko turret
Matsue Castle Taiko turret
Naka turret
Matsue Castle Naka turret
Minam turret
Matsue Castle Minam turret
Second enclosure lower
Matsue Castle Second enclosure lower
The ruins of San-no-mon gate
Matsue Castle The ruins of San-no-mon gate
Second enclosure
Matsue Castle Second enclosure
The ruins of Ni-no-mon gate
Matsue Castle The ruins of Ni-no-mon gate
Ichi-no-mon gate
Matsue Castle Ichi-no-mon gate
Main tower
Matsue Castle Main tower
Inside of main tower
Matsue Castle Inside of main tower
Main enclosure
Matsue Castle Main enclosure
The ruins of Kita-no-mon gate
Matsue Castle The ruins of Kita-no-mon gate
The ruins of Mizute-mon gate
Matsue Castle The ruins of Mizute-mon gate
The ruins of Giri-giri-mon gate, Waki-koguchi-no-mon gate and Kita-so-mon bridge
Matsue Castle The ruins of Giri-giri-mon gate, Waki-koguchi-no-mon gate and Kita-so-mon bridge
The ruins of Nishi-no-mon gate
Matsue Castle The ruins of Nishi-no-mon gate
Chidori bridge
Matsue Castle Chidori bridge
Water moat
Matsue Castle Water moat
Samurai residence
Matsue Castle Samurai residence
Meimei an
Matsue Castle Meimei an

Map
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Izumo Province
Matsue Castle
Gassan Toda Castle
Mitoya Castle
Mizawa Castle

Shimane Prefecture
Hamada Castle
Tsuwano Castle
Matsue Castle
Gassan Toda Castle
Mitoya Castle
Mizawa Castle

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Matsue Castle The ruins of Main entrance Kido gate

The ruins of Main entrance Kido gate



Matsue Castle The ruins of Main gate

The ruins of Main gate



Matsue Castle Taiko turret

Taiko turret



Matsue Castle Naka turret

Naka turret



Matsue Castle Minam turret

Minam turret



Matsue Castle Second enclosure lower

Second enclosure lower



Matsue Castle The ruins of San-no-mon gate

The ruins of San-no-mon gate



Matsue Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Matsue Castle The ruins of Ni-no-mon gate

The ruins of Ni-no-mon gate



Matsue Castle Ichi-no-mon gate

Ichi-no-mon gate



Matsue Castle Main tower

Main tower



Matsue Castle Inside of main tower

Inside of main tower



Matsue Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Matsue Castle The ruins of Kita-no-mon gate

The ruins of Kita-no-mon gate



Matsue Castle The ruins of Mizute-mon gate

The ruins of Mizute-mon gate



Matsue Castle The ruins of Giri-giri-mon gate, Waki-koguchi-no-mon gate and Kita-so-mon bridge

The ruins of Giri-giri-mon gate, Waki-koguchi-no-mon gate and Kita-so-mon bridge



Matsue Castle The ruins of Nishi-no-mon gate

The ruins of Nishi-no-mon gate



Matsue Castle Chidori bridge

Chidori bridge



Matsue Castle Water moat

Water moat



Matsue Castle Samurai residence

Samurai residence



Matsue Castle Meimei an

Meimei an




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