Fukutake Castle (Chikuzen)

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Fukutakejō was the main base of the Akizuki Clan during the Sengoku period. In the early Edo period Fukutakejō was demolished in accordance with the bakufu's one castle per domain edict. In the Edo period, with the move to the plain and the expansion of Akizuki Castle town, a belltower-turret was erected here to keep the time for the townspeople. Now it is the site of a shrine.

Visit Notes

I ascended the mount from the backyard of the Tashiro-bukeyashiki and came down by the shrine's causeway.

  • Stairway to clocktower site and shrine
  • Stairway to castle site

Castle Profile
English Name Fukutake Castle (Chikuzen)
Japanese Name 筑前福嶽城
Founder 福武美濃守
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Baileys
Visitor Information
Access Amagi Station on the Amagin Line; Bus to Akizuki
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 33° 27' 58.97" N, 130° 41' 25.66" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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