Akizuki Castle

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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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Castle Profile
English Name Akizuki Castle
Japanese Name 秋月城
Alternate Names Akizuki Jinya
Founder Akizuki Tanekatsu
Year Founded 1203
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Features gates, trenches, stone walls, walls
Visitor Information
Access Amagi Sta. (Amagi Line), bus
Visitor Information
Time Required
Website http://www.city.asakura.lg.jp/sighseeing/akizuki.html
Location Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 33° 27' 55.40" N, 130° 41' 44.02" E
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Added to Jcastle 2009

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27 days ago
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I rate this site highly for the castle town, bukeyashiki and quaint ruins.


27 days ago
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Added the Tashiro-bukeyashiki and the Hisano-bukeyashiki.


108 months ago
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I wonder if kuroda kanbei or kuroda nagamasa found Akizuki castle