Yuzuki Castle 湯築城
|Admin's Rating||★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Historical Site||National Historic Site|
|Historical Value||Top 100 Castles|
|Location||Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref.|
|Access||Matsuyama Sta (Yosan Line); streetcar 20 min to Dogo Kouen-mae stop|
|Website||Dogo Park - Yuzuki-jo site|
|Visited||February 26, 2016|
|Visitor Info.||Park : open year round, free admission Facilities : open from 09:00 to 17:00; closed on Mondays (when monday falls on a national holiday, the next day will be closed), December 29th-january 3rd; admission free | Time Required: 45 mins|
|Notes||This castle was much more interesting than I had expected. The reconstructed buildings have been done very well and help you to imagine what a castle from that time would have been like. From the top of the hill you can also get a good view of Matsuyama Castle and the surrounding area.|
|History||During the Nanboku-chô period (1336-1392), Kono Michimori moved the clans' home base from Kono-Gun to Yuzuki Castle in Dogo which was a more prosperous area. Despite intervention by the Hosokawa and internal family disputes, the clan served the Ashikaga Shogun family, and was allied with neighboring clans including the Ouchi, Otomo and Mori. Around 1535, Kono Michinao constructed the outer moat of the castle thus giving it two large moats and increasing its defences. He also strengthened his relationship with Murakami Michiyasu, son-in-law and pirate leader of the Inland Sea (Kurushima). In 1585, another Michinao (Ushifukumaru), the last heir, surrendered the castle to Toyotomi Hideyoshi. This was the end of the Kono clan in Iyo. Yuzuki Castle was briefly ruled by Fukushima Masanori until it was abandoned.|
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Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref.