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Kakegawa Castle

Kakegawa Castle
(Totoumi Province/Shizuoka Prefecture)

Although there are a lot of castles with restored castle towers, Kakegawajo castle is the oldest castle that was restored with wood. The restoration was aimed to recover the appearance in early Edo period and finished in the 5th year of Heisei era (1993).
The outer citadel (Ninomaru Goten) still exists today, and the inside is open to the public. During the period when Imagawa clan was in charge, Kakegawa-jo was built by his vassal, Asahina clan. When Ujizane Imagawa was chased out by Shingen Takeda from Sunpu, he took refuge in Kakegawa-jo, but was killed when Ieyasu Tokugawa's attacks forced open the gates.
Speaking of Kakegawa-jo, the saga drama protagonist Katsutoyo Yamauchi is famous for being the ruler. Katsutoyo accompanied Ieyasu Tokugawa during his Kanto shift, and built the castle tower. After that, he offered Kakegawa-jo to Ieyasu Tokugawa during the battle of Sekigahara, and was transferred to govern whole country of Tosa for his contributions after the war.

(2008/3/1 、 2013/3/23 )

Kakegawa Castle
Main gate
Kakegawa Castle Main gate
Guardhouse of main gate
Kakegawa Castle Guardhouse of main gate
Yotsuashi gate
Kakegawa Castle Yotsuashi gate
Taiko turret
Kakegawa Castle Taiko turret
Road to Main tower
Kakegawa Castle Road to Main tower
Main tower
Kakegawa Castle Main tower
Second enclosure palace
Kakegawa Castle Second enclosure palace
Inside Second enclosure palace
Kakegawa Castle Inside Second enclosure palace
Second enclosure
Kakegawa Castle Second enclosure
Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmanji temple)
Kakegawa Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmanji temple)
Relocated gate (Back gate of Ryouunji temple)
Kakegawa Castle Relocated gate (Back gate of Ryouunji temple)
Relocated gate (Main gate of Yusanji temple)
Kakegawa Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Yusanji temple)

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Kakegawa Castle Main gate

Main gate



Kakegawa Castle Guardhouse of main gate

Guardhouse of main gate



Kakegawa Castle Yotsuashi gate

Yotsuashi gate



Kakegawa Castle Taiko turret

Taiko turret



Kakegawa Castle Road to Main tower

Road to Main tower



Kakegawa Castle Main tower

Main tower



Kakegawa Castle Second enclosure palace

Second enclosure palace



Kakegawa Castle Inside Second enclosure palace

Inside Second enclosure palace



Kakegawa Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Kakegawa Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmanji temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmanji temple)



Kakegawa Castle Relocated gate (Back gate of Ryouunji temple)

Relocated gate (Back gate of Ryouunji temple)



Kakegawa Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Yusanji temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Yusanji temple)




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