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Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle
(Shinano Province/Nagano Prefecture)

Matsumoto-jo was first called Fukashi-jo and used to be a branch castle of Hayashi-jo, the stronghold of the Ogasawara clan, which later became a base of the Kai Takeda clan who defeated the Ogasawara clan and ruled Shinano Province. The castle became under control of Ieyasu Tokugawa after the Takeda clan ruined and the Ogasawara clan came back as the castle ruler. The castle name was changed to Matsumoto-jo at this time.
Kazumasa Ishikawa, a subordinate of Hideyoshi, became the castle ruler after Ieyasu was transfered to Kanto region. It is told Yasunaga, a son of Kazumasa, built its five layer castle tower and the Inui Kotenshu (small castle tower) that remain today. Currently, Kuromon (Black Gate) and Taikomon (Drum Gate) are restored.

(2007/10/25 、2014/12/28 )

Matsumoto Castle
Taiko gate
Matsumoto Castle Taiko gate
Turret gate of Taiko gate
Matsumoto Castle Turret gate of Taiko gate
Kuro gate
Matsumoto Castle Kuro gate
Turret gate of Kuro gate
Matsumoto Castle Turret gate of Kuro gate
The ruins of Main enclosure palace
Matsumoto Castle The ruins of Main enclosure palace
Main tower
Matsumoto Castle Main tower
Tsukimi turret and Tatsumi turret
Matsumoto Castle Tsukimi turret and Tatsumi turret
Inui small main tower and Watari turret
Matsumoto Castle Inui small main tower and Watari turret
Inside of main tower
Matsumoto Castle Inside of main tower
Karamete
Matsumoto Castle Karamete
Uzuinohashi bridge
Matsumoto Castle Uzuinohashi bridge
The inner moat and main tower
Matsumoto Castle The inner moat and main tower
Water moat
Matsumoto Castle Water moat

Map


Shinano Province
Matsumoto Castle
Matsushiro Castle
Ueda Castle
Komoro Castle
Takashima Castle
Iiyama Castle
Takanashi clan's residence
Makinoshima Castle
Aoyagi Castle
Arato Castle
Tatsuoka Castle
Tomono Castle
Takato Castle
Oshima Castle
Matsuoka Castle
Iida Castle
Izuki Jinya
Matsuo Castle
Suzuoka Castle

Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto Castle
Matsushiro Castle
Ueda Castle
Komoro Castle
Takashima Castle
Iiyama Castle
Takanashi clan's residence
Makinoshima Castle
Aoyagi Castle
Arato Castle
Tatsuoka Castle
Tomono Castle
Takato Castle
Oshima Castle
Matsuoka Castle
Iida Castle
Izuki Jinya
Matsuo Castle
Suzuoka Castle

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Matsumoto Castle Taiko gate

Taiko gate



Matsumoto Castle Turret gate of Taiko gate

Turret gate of Taiko gate



Matsumoto Castle Kuro gate

Kuro gate



Matsumoto Castle Turret gate of Kuro gate

Turret gate of Kuro gate



Matsumoto Castle The ruins of Main enclosure palace

The ruins of Main enclosure palace



Matsumoto Castle Main tower

Main tower



Matsumoto Castle Tsukimi turret and Tatsumi turret

Tsukimi turret and Tatsumi turret



Matsumoto Castle Inui small main tower and Watari turret

Inui small main tower and Watari turret



Matsumoto Castle Inside of main tower

Inside of main tower



Matsumoto Castle Karamete

Karamete



Matsumoto Castle Uzuinohashi bridge

Uzuinohashi bridge



Matsumoto Castle The inner moat and main tower

The inner moat and main tower



Matsumoto Castle Water moat

Water moat




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