Takasaki Castle Ruins

Sightseeing information about Takasaki Castle Ruins in Japan.

Takasaki Castle Ruins (Takasaki-jo-shi)2.0

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In the early Edo Period, 1598, a feudal Daimyo lord, Ii Naomasa, moved his residence castle to this castle which was being under constraction and named it Takasaki-jo. It was surrendered to the Meiji Government in 1873 and demolished. Today, its Inui Yagura (Inui Turret) and Higashi-mon (East Gate), which were restored later, can be seen and its outer moat became a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. On the site there are a few cultural facilities including the Gunma Music Center, along with the 21-storeyed building of the Takasaki City Hall, which has an observation lobby on its top floor (free of charge).

Purposecherry blossom viewing,History,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 111.1km) Google Transit


3.011 months ago

Nothing much to see

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4.07 months ago

The record of the early modern days related to Takasaki Castle was as follows.
This area is a major point of traffic at the junction of Nakasendo and Mikuni Kaido, and a castle was needed to monitor it. The following year, Keisei 3 (1598), Naomasa Ii moved from Minowa Castle to Takasaki Castle, which was being built. Upon entering the castle, Naomasa calls this area "Takasaki" (with the suggestion that "Pine may die, but the height is unlimited" by Kaizan Ryuzan Eitan Kasho of Etoku-ji Temple, which was built by Naomasa under Minowa Castle) It is said to have been named. Moved townhouses and shrines and temples from Minowa and built a castle town.

3.07 months ago

Takasaki Castle is a castle built by Naomasa Ii. Naomasa moves to Sawayama after Sekigahara. It was good that it was better and smaller than I expected.

5.08 months ago

Historically, Japan's efforts in preserving historic sites are evident.

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