Built in: 1599 by Matsuura Shigenobu.
Hirado Castle is a hilltop castle. In 1599, Matsuura Shigenobu was given the land of Hirado by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and built this castle. However, he destroyed this castle in 1613 by himself.
In 1702, 4th lord of Matsuura clan restored this castle. It was very rare for Shogun to give feudal lord permission to reconstruct the castle. However, Hirado is very important to protect Japan from China, therefore Shogun allowed him to built castle.
Constructed in 1707.
Original Structure of Hirado Castle.
Tenshu-kaku, Main Tower
Reconstructed 1962. It displays many treasures of Matsuura clan and great view of sea.