Tsukikuma Castle

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Ogawa Mitsuuji expanded and fortified an old fort to create his main castle here. In 1616 Ishikawa Tadafusa moved here from Ogaki Castle in Gifu and ruled until 1639 when it came under direct control of the Tokugawa Bakufu and was used as a regional government outpost. From 1682 to 1686 it was briefly the domain of Matsudaira Naonori but it became a regional government office again and remained so until the end of the Edo Period.

Visit Notes

The castle's proper name was originally Nagayama Castle, but in modern days it is more commonly referred to as Tsukikuma Castle after Mt. Tsukikuma where it's located. Other books and websites seem to split about half and half whether to call it Tsukikuma or Nagayama.


Castle Profile
English Name Tsukikuma Castle
Japanese Name 月隈城
Alternate Names Nagayama-jo, Maruyama-jo
Founder Ogawa Mitsuuji
Year Founded 1601
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features stone walls, walls
Visitor Information
Access Hita Sta. (Kyudai Line), 30 min walk
Visitor Information Tsukikuma Park is open year round.
Time Required 30 mins
Website http://www.city.hita.oita.jp/toshi/page 00008.html
Location Hita, Oita Prefecture
Coordinates 33° 19' 56.28" N, 130° 56' 10.28" E
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Added to Jcastle 2013

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27 days ago
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Decent site, and very mysterious with all those caves. You can see lots of different ishigaki methods here in a very small area. The tenshudai collapsed in an earthquake in recent times but has been restored; the stones on one side appear newer. The castle town also makes this a worthwhile site to visit.