Kashiwabara Palace

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Kashiwabara-goten, is a 'goten' site, a pseudo-castle (as in, lightly fortified) fortification type which existed in the early Edo period. The Kashiwabara-goten is interesting because it was established by tradition following Tokugawa Ieyasu coming here for safe haven in 1588 when he was given shelter at the Nishimura Residence. Tokugawa Shoguns then made it a custom to pause here when visiting the Imperial Capital, and Tokugawa Hidetada established Kashiwabara-goten in 1623 shortly before his retirement. It had a regiment to protect it at all times, but never saw any type of conflict. Soon the Shogunate found that it wasn't worth the expense to maintain such goten, especially since their position had been cemented and they could afford to dispense with all trips to the old capital, and Kashiwabara-goten was decommissioned in 1689.

Visit Notes

The site of Kashiwabara-goten is located in the historic town of Kashiwabara-juku. There is a small park with an information display about the site.

  • site marker

Castle Profile
English Name Kashiwabara Palace
Japanese Name 柏原御殿
Founder Tokugawa Hidetada
Year Founded 1623
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Well, Shukuba
Features castle town
Visitor Information
Access Kashiwabara Station on the Tōkaidaō Main Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Park
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Maibara, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 20' 25.69" N, 136° 23' 45.82" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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