Tatebayashi castle

Travel Information

Tatebayashi castle (館林城跡) is one of the flatland castles located in Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture. It was built before 1471. Tatebayashi castle is also known as swamp castle because it uses swamp as the natural moat of this castle. It was a very important castle for northern Kanto region. The Doruibashi gate is reconstructed and the earth walls and baileys are remaining well.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Maebashi Station.
1. use JR Ryomo Line to Isezaki Station.
2. use Tobu Isezaki Line to Tatebayashi Station.
3. walk east.

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Map around Tatebayashi castle

Detailed Travel Guide

Tatebayashi castle
Type: Flatland.
Built in: First appears in 1471.
Class: Ruins.

Tatebayashi Castle is one of the flatland castles located in Tatebayashi. It is known as the swamp castle because it uses the swamp as the natural moat. There are 8 baileys surrounded by earth walls and moats.

There is no record to describe when and who built this castle. It appears in the first in the record 1471. It was highly important castles because it is located connecting north and south of Kanto region. Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen tried to get the control of this castle. 5th Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi was the lord of this castle before he became Shogun.