Akizuki Castle 秋月城
|Alternate Name||Akizuki Jinya|
|Admin's Rating||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|
|Historical Site||Prefectural Historic Site|
|Location||Asakura, Fukuoka Pref.|
|Access||Amagi Sta. (Amagi Line), bus|
|Notes||Photos donated by Daniel from Japanese Castle Explorer|
|History||Harada Tanekatsu built a mountaintop castle atop Mt. Kosho and a fortified home at the base in 1203. At this time they changed their name to Akizuki. The Akizuki continued to rule for 16 generations until Hideyoshi's 1587 Kyushu Campaign. At this time, the mountaintop castle was destroyed and the castle was abandoned. In 1624, Kuroda Nagamasa's third son Nagaoki was given lands around Akizuki and rebuilt the castle partially with materials from the earlier fortifications. The Kuroda continued to rule for 12 generations until the Meiji Restration when the castle was dismantled in 1873.|
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Asakura, Fukuoka Pref.