Ichiuji Castle

Ichiuji Castle (一宇治城, Ichiuji-jō) is a castle structure in Hioki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.[1] Ichiuji Castle is also called Ijūin Castle.[2]

Ichiuji Castle
一宇治城
Hioki, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Moat of Ichiuji Castle.jpg
Dry Moat of Ichiuji Castle
TypeHirayama-style castle
Site information
OwnerIjuin clan, Shimazu clan
Conditionruins
Site history
Built13c
Built byIjuin clan
Demolished17C
Garrison information
Past
commanders
Shimazu Tadayoshi, Shimazu Takahisa

HistoryEdit

Ichiuji Castle was built by the Ijuin clan and was later controlled by the Shimazu clan. In 1536, Shimazu Takahisa moved the original base of power for the Shimazu clan from Izaku Castle. But Shimazu Takahisa moved to Uchi Castle in 1550.[3][1][2][4] In 1549, Francis Xavier visited the castle to meet Shimazu Takahisa.[3]

 
Ijūin city from the castle

CurrentEdit

The castle is now only ruins, with some moats and earthworks. Francis Xavier`s Statue is on site.[1]

AccessEdit

About 20 minutes walk from Ijuin Station.[2]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "一宇治城" (in Japanese). 鹿児島の歩き方. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "一宇治城" (in Japanese). 攻城団. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "一宇治城跡" (in Japanese). Hioki City official. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ "一宇治城跡" (in Japanese). かごぶら. Retrieved 25 July 2019.