Toyooka Castle

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Yamana Mochitoyo (Yamana Sozen) built Toyooka Castle as an extension of Konosumiyama Castle and placed one of his highest raking retainers, the Gakiya clan, in charge of it's defense. When the Yamana were defeated by Hideyoshi he made Miyabe Keijun the new lord of Toyooka Castle. Miyabe renovated the castle and started development of the castle town which would later become Toyooka City. In 1597 Sugihara Nagafusa became the new lord of the castle completing the renovations in 1600. In 1653 the castle was abandoned when Sugihara was transferred to another domain. The Toyooka Domain was re-established under Kyogoku Takamori in 1668 but it was not given "castle domain" level status so the Kyogoku built a smaller jinya fortification at the base of the mountain. See the <a href="">Toyooka Jinya</a> profile for details.

Visit Notes

visited on the Hyogo Shirotabi event. It was very weedy and overgrown and full of mosquitoes in September. You may have a more enjoyable time if you avoid summer.

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  • Path up Mt. Jinmu to Toyooka Castle
  • unmarked minor bailey
  • Honmaru
  • Honmaru
  • Honmaru
  • Haginomaru
  • Path through the castle
  • Map
  • Map

Castle Profile
English Name Toyooka Castle
Japanese Name 豊岡城
Founder Yamana Mochitoyo (Yamana Sozen)
Year Founded 1580
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Toyooka Sta. (San'in Line), 15 min walk
Visitor Information park, open 24/7
Time Required 40 mins
Location Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 32' 22.92" N, 134° 49' 14.41" E
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Added to Jcastle 2013
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2013
Admin Visits Sept 25, 2013

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