Akizuki Castle 秋月城
Founder Akizuki Tanekatsu
Kuroda
Year 1203
Type Flatland
Condition Other Buildings
Alternate Name Akizuki Jinya
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Historical Site Prefectural Historic Site
Location Asakura, Fukuoka Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Amagi Sta. (Amagi Line), bus
Website Asakura Sightseeing
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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  • Alamo6400    January 08, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    I wonder if kuroda kanbei or kuroda nagamasa found Akizuki castle
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