Amagajo 天ヶ城
Mock reconstructed main keep and gate
Picture Donated by Frank T.
Founder Shimazu Yoshihiro
Year 1600
Type Mountaintop
Condition Reconstructed
Alternate Name Takaoka-jo
Reconstructed 1993
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Location Takaoka-cho, Miyazaki
Map Google Map
Access Miyazaki Sta. (Nippo Line), Bus, 15 min walk
Website Amagajo History and Ethnology Museum
Visitor Info. 9:00-4:30, no entry fee; museum closed Mondays, the day following a national holiday, and 12/29-1/3 | Time Required: 30-40 minutes
Notes The keep houses a local history museum. There is no English, but the park is nice. The main keep you see in these photos is a mock reconstruction for the museum. There was no such structure on this site.
History After losing at the Battle of Sekigahara (1600), Shimazu Yoshihiro built this castle to help protect his lands from the Eastern forces. It was abandoned in 1615 under the "one castle per country" law.

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Takaoka-cho, Miyazaki
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Mock reconstructed main keep and gate Mock reconstructed main keep and gate