Built in: Kamakura period by Shibata clan.
Shibata Castle is only castle that remains the structure of Edo period. It was constructed during Kamakura pie rod by Shibata clan.
In 1581, Shibata Shigeie revolted to his lord Uesugi Kenshin, and defeated by Uesugi Kagekatsu in 1587. Shibata Clan was abandoned.
In 1597, Mizoguchi Hidekatsu was moved to this castle with 60,000 Koku. He decided to re-construct the Shibata castle for the government office for Shibata domain. The 3rd load of Shibata domain, Nobunao finished the construction of this castle.