Amagasaki Castle Tenshu
|Built by||Toda Ujikane|
Toda Ujikane built the castle in 1617. There was an earlier, smaller castle, originally built by the Hosokawa clan, in the Sengoku period on site. Amagasaki Castle was built around it. The site was strategic in that there were two rivers flowing into the ocean, which the castle was near, and the moat was connected to the river and had boat landings.
Araki Murashiage rebelled against Oda Nobunaga and fled here. While he escaped, many of his soldiers were killed on the site by Oda's forces.
The castle had three baileys and three water moats. In 1873, the castle was demolished, and much of the material was used in a nearby ocean break wall.
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- Hyogo History Station - Amgasaki Castle http://www.hyogo-c.ed.jp/~rekihaku-bo/historystation/rekihaku-db/castle/hyogo/ca_06.html
- "Amagasaki Castle Project Full-Scale Start!" Amagasaki City Government http://www.city.amagasaki.hyogo.jp/shisei/sogo_annai/shiro/1006923.html Archived 2019-03-31 at the Wayback Machine