Urado Castle

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History

In 1560, Chosakabe Kunichika defeated Motoyama and took over the castle. His son, Motochika, renovated the castle and made Urado Castle their new home. Motochika died in 1599 and his son Morichika became the new lord of Urado Castle. After the Battle of Sekigahara, the Chosakabe were stripped of their land and titles and replaced by Yamonuchi Kazutoyo. A group of the Chosakabe's retainers refused to acknowledge Yamanouchi and held the castle against him for nearly three months. Yamanouchi Kazutoyo ruled from Urado Castle until he finished construction of Kochi castle in 1603. It was then abandoned when he moved into Kochi Castle.

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Castle Profile
English Name Urado Castle
Japanese Name 浦戸城
Founder Motoyama Shigemune
Year Founded 1532-1555
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Kochi Station, bus to the Sakamoto Ryoma Museum
Visitor Information
Time Required 30 mins
Website http://www.city.kochi.kochi.jp/soshiki/39/uradojyou.html
Location Kochi, Kochi Prefecture
Coordinates 33° 29' 50", 133° 34' 19"
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Added to Jcastle 2013


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Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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The site is right next to Katsurahama beach and the Sakamoto Ryouma museum, so it is worth a visit if you are in the area. There isn't much here and it seems quite small, but something about the secluded little hilltop is charming.