Amagasaki Castle was built in 1617 by Toda Ujikane. It completely enclosed an earlier Sengoku period castle built by the Hosokawa clan under Hideyoshi. Amagasaki Castle was located at a strategic point where 2 rivers flow into the ocean. with boat landings in the castle grounds so boats could enter the moats directly. The castle had three baileys and three water moats that spiraled around the honmaru bailey which housed a four level main keep and large 3 level yagura. The castle was dismantled in 1873 under the Castle Abolishment act. Much of the stone in the stone walls was repurposed to make an ocean break wall.
The castle was reconstucted between 2018 and 2019.
|English Name||Amagasaki Castle|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Main Keep Structure||4 tiers, 5 storeys with attached turrets; concrete|
|Features||main keep, turrets, water moats, stone walls, walls|
|Access||Amagasaki Sta (Hanshin Main Line), 5 min walk|
|Visitor Information||Open 9am-5pm, closed Mondays (Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and Dec. 29 - Jan. 2; 500 yen admission|
|Time Required||45 mins|
|Location||Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 43' 1.60" N, 135° 25' 6.67" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2013|
|Admin Year Visited||2013|
|Admin Visits||March 9, 2013|