Itami Castle 伊丹城
Founder Itami clan
Year Northern & Southern Courts Period (Nanboku-cho) 1336-1392
Type Flatland
Condition Ruins
Alternate Name Arioka-jo
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Historical Site National Historic Site
Location Itami, Hyogo Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Itami Sta (Fukuchiyama Line), 3 mins walk
Website Itami City
Visited March 9, 2013
Visitor Info. The park is open year round. | Time Required: 20 mins
Notes Most of the walls are reconstructed with modern stone. See if you can find the grave stone in the section that is original. I'm not sure why this is designated a National Historic Site when there are much better sites working hard to get recognition.
History The castle was originally built in the Nanboku-cho Period by the Itami clan. It was gradually strengthened through many battles around the area. In 1574, Araki Murashige, one of Nobunaga's allies, defeated the Itami and took over the castle. Araki greatly expanded and fortified the castle and renamed it Arioka Castle. In 1578, Murashige betrayed Nobunaga and lost the castle in a 10 month siege. Ikeda Yukisuke became the new castle lord but the castle was abandoned when he moved to the Mino Province in 1583.

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  • yasuo narukawa    September 01, 2013 at 02:19 PM
    This castle hasn't any's just a little Park! I can't feel anything at this place.
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Itami, Hyogo Pref.
Itami Castle views
Earthen embankment
Earthen embankment Reconstructed stone walls
Reconstructed stone wall main bailey
Part of the original stone wall grave stone in the wall
Earthen wall of the main bailey Reconstructed stone wall