Amagasaki Castle

Amagasaki Castle was a 16th-century flatland type castle, in Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It is now in ruins.[1][2]

Amagasaki Castle
尼崎城
Amagasai, Japan
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Amagasaki Castle Tenshu
Site information
ConditionReconstructed
Site history
Built1617
Built byToda Ujikane
Demolished1873

HistoryEdit

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.

Current siteEdit

The castle was rebuilt, with construction beginning in April 2018 and completed in March 2019.[3][4] In mid-2018 all of the exterior, including the ornate third-storey roof, were complete.

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 34°43′01″N 135°25′07″E / 34.7169°N 135.4186°E / 34.7169; 135.4186