Nobeoka Castle




Takahashi Mototane started constructing this castle in 1601 and completed it in 1603. It is thought that the castle was constructed on the site of the Tsuchimochi clan's fortified palace. 1613 Takahashi was caught up in a scandal for harboring a criminal and was replaced by Arima Yasuzumi. Arima further fortified the castle including building a 3 level yagura as a main keep In 1655. It burned down in 1683 and was not replaced. After the Arima, the Miura, Makino and Naito clans became lords of the castle until the Meiji Restoration. In 1870 the castle was decommissioned and turned into a garden.

Visit Notes

The North Otemon was reconstructed in 1993.

  • Reconstructed North Otemon
  • impressive stone wall
  • Stone walls
  • Atop the stone wall

Castle Profile
English Name Nobeoka Castle
Japanese Name 延岡城
Alternate Names Agata-jo, Kamei-jo
Founder Takahashi Mototane
Year Founded 1603
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Next 100 Castles, Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Features gates, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Nobeoka Sta (Nippo Line), bus or 25 min walk
Visitor Information
Time Required
Location Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture
Coordinates 32° 34' 50.99" N, 131° 39' 46.12" E
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Added to Jcastle 2013
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