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Wakayama Castle

Wakayama Castle
(Kii Province/Wakayama Prefecture)

Wakayama-jo was built in the 13th year of Tensho era (1585) by Hidenaga, a younger brother of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who ruled Kii Province. After that the Kuwayama clan became the castle ruler and then Yukinaga Asano came after the Battle of Sekigahara and expanded the castle.
The Asano family was transfered to Hiroshima in the 5th year of Genna era (1619) and Yorinobu, the 10th son of Ieyasu, came from Sunpu-jo and became the castle ruler instead. This is the beginning of Kishu Han, one of the three prominent Tokugawa families (Tokugawa Gosanke).
The castle was abandoned by Meiji Restoration and the castle tower was burnt down by the air raid during the Pacific War. The current casle tower was restored in the 33rd year of Showa (1958).

(2007/8/10 、2013/4/15 )

Wakayama Castle
Main gate and Ichino-hashi bridge
Wakayama Castle Main gate and Ichino-hashi bridge
The ruins of Ichinaka-mon gate
Wakayama Castle The ruins of Ichinaka-mon gate
The ruins of Okanakamon-gate
Wakayama Castle The ruins of Okanakamon-gate
Okaguchi-mon gate
Wakayama Castle Okaguchi-mon gate
Omote-saka
Wakayama Castle Omote-saka
Matsunomaru enclosure
Wakayama Castle Matsunomaru enclosure
The ruins of Ichino-mon gate
Wakayama Castle The ruins of Ichino-mon gate
Main tower
Wakayama Castle Main tower
Nino-Gomon (Kusunoki-mon) gate
Wakayama Castle Nino-Gomon (Kusunoki-mon) gate
Nino-Gomon enclosure
Wakayama Castle Nino-Gomon enclosure
Inui turret
Wakayama Castle Inui turret
Odaidokoro
Wakayama Castle Odaidokoro
Small main tower
Wakayama Castle Small main tower
The ruins of Main enclosure
Wakayama Castle The ruins of Main enclosure
Ura-saka
Wakayama Castle Ura-saka
Second enclosure
Wakayama Castle Second enclosure
Gorouka-bashi bridge
Wakayama Castle Gorouka-bashi bridge
Nishinomaru garden
Wakayama Castle Nishinomaru garden
Tsuruno-kei and Tsuruno-mon gate
Wakayama Castle Tsuruno-kei and Tsuruno-mon gate
Sunanomaru enclosure
Wakayama Castle Sunanomaru enclosure
Oimawashi gate
Wakayama Castle Oimawashi gate
The ruins of Akazu-mon gate
Wakayama Castle The ruins of Akazu-mon gate
New ura-saka
Wakayama Castle New ura-saka
Minamino-maru enclosure
Wakayama Castle Minamino-maru enclosure
Relocated palace (Kitchen of Kouonji-temple)
Wakayama Castle Relocated palace (Kitchen of Kouonji-temple)
Yousui-en garden
Wakayama Castle Yousui-en garden
Minato-goten palace
Wakayama Castle Minato-goten palace

Map
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Wakayama Castle Main gate and Ichino-hashi bridge

Main gate and Ichino-hashi bridge



Wakayama Castle The ruins of Ichinaka-mon gate

The ruins of Ichinaka-mon gate



Wakayama Castle The ruins of Okanakamon-gate

The ruins of Okanakamon-gate



Wakayama Castle Okaguchi-mon gate

Okaguchi-mon gate



Wakayama Castle Omote-saka

Omote-saka



Wakayama Castle Matsunomaru enclosure

Matsunomaru enclosure



Wakayama Castle The ruins of Ichino-mon gate

The ruins of Ichino-mon gate



Wakayama Castle Main tower

Main tower



Wakayama Castle Nino-Gomon (Kusunoki-mon) gate

Nino-Gomon (Kusunoki-mon) gate



Wakayama Castle Nino-Gomon enclosure

Nino-Gomon enclosure



Wakayama Castle Inui turret

Inui turret



Wakayama Castle Odaidokoro

Odaidokoro



Wakayama Castle Small main tower

Small main tower



Wakayama Castle The ruins of Main enclosure

The ruins of Main enclosure



Wakayama Castle Ura-saka

Ura-saka



Wakayama Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Wakayama Castle Gorouka-bashi bridge

Gorouka-bashi bridge



Wakayama Castle Nishinomaru garden

Nishinomaru garden



Wakayama Castle Tsuruno-kei and Tsuruno-mon gate

Tsuruno-kei and Tsuruno-mon gate



Wakayama Castle Sunanomaru enclosure

Sunanomaru enclosure



Wakayama Castle Oimawashi gate

Oimawashi gate



Wakayama Castle The ruins of Akazu-mon gate

The ruins of Akazu-mon gate



Wakayama Castle New ura-saka

New ura-saka



Wakayama Castle Minamino-maru enclosure

Minamino-maru enclosure



Wakayama Castle Relocated palace (Kitchen of Kouonji-temple)

Relocated palace (Kitchen of Kouonji-temple)



Wakayama Castle Yousui-en garden

Yousui-en garden



Wakayama Castle Minato-goten palace

Minato-goten palace




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