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Kagoshima Castle

Kagoshima Castle
(Satsuma Province/Kagoshima Prefecture)

Also called Tsurumaru-jo. After the battle of Sekigahara, the Shimazu clan built this as their home, with the mountains against their backs and forming an enclosed fort. At first, the first feudal lord Tadatsune Shimazu thought of building a town there, but the father Yoshihiro was against it because it held poor defense. However, time passed and the castle was built to let the town expand outwards.
The castle's structure is simple and lacked even the castle tower, but the Shimazu clan had bases planted across the land and protected the country that way.
During the period between the late Tokugawa period and the Meiji restoration period, the Anglo-Satsuma war and Satsuma Rebellion, Takamori Saigo met his end in the castle.

(2008/9/25 、2014/2/15)

Kagoshima Castle
Outside of the castle
Kagoshima Castle Outside of the castle
Inside of the castle
Kagoshima Castle Inside of the castle
Castle hill
Kagoshima Castle Castle hill
Shigakko
Kagoshima Castle Shigakko
Iso Goten
Kagoshima Castle Iso Goten

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Kagoshima Castle Outside of the castle

Outside of the castle



Kagoshima Castle Inside of the castle

Inside of the castle



Kagoshima Castle Castle hill

Castle hill



Kagoshima Castle Shigakko

Shigakko



Kagoshima Castle Iso Goten

Iso Goten




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