Tsuyama Castle

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Tsuyama Castle (津山城) is a hilltop castle located in the middle of Okayama prefecture. It is chosen as 100 best castles. Tsuyama castle is also very famous for its Sakura. Therefore, it is chosen as 100 best Sakura spot, as well. The great stone walls and baileys remain, and Bitchu Yagura was reconstructed. On the top of the mountain, it has great view of Tsuyama City.

Tourist Info.
There is a parking and restroom.
Admission: 300 yen.

0. at Tsuyama station.
1. walk north (10 min.)


周围的地图 Tsuyama Castle


Type: Hilltop castle.
Built in: mid 15th century by Yamana clan.
Class: Ruins.

Tsuyama Castle is a hilltop castle built in the middle of 14th century. Original structure was built by Yamana clan, but it was abandoned during Sengoku period.

In 1603, Mori Tadamasa became the castle lord of Tsuyama and built current structure of the castle and its castle town. He spent 13 years, and built one the biggest castle in Japan at that time. There were over 80 yagura and gates and 4 layers 5 stories Tenshukaku on the top of mountain. Mori clan was finished in the end of 17th century and Matsudaira clan from Echizen became the lord of Tsuyama.

Today, many stone walls and the baileys reimain. In 2005, Bitchu Yagura was reconstructed. It is also very famous Sakura and Azalea spots in Japan.