|Admin's Rating||★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Access||Momoyama Station (JR Nara Line)|
|Notes||According to my sources, the castle/museum is now closed and no longer open to the public.|
The mock castle you see in the pictures here was built on this spot because the original location of Fushimi Castle is on Imperial property and cannot be entered.
It seems Fushimi Castle was never destined to have a successful life. The original Fushimi Castle was founded in 1594 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Just one year later it was destroyed in a great earthquake. Hideyoshi commanded another castle to be built near this location. He died a couple years after its completion. Tokugawa Ieyasu then moved into the castle which was destroyed in a battle before the battle of Sekigahara. He rebuilt the castle again only to have it dismantled as a part of his own one castle per country laws. Some of the buildings, yagura, and stone walls were repurposed to other castles and temples around the area including Fukuyama Castle, Yodo Castle and Osaka Castle.