Shigetsu Fushimi Castle


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Shigetsu-Fushimijō is the first iteration of Fushimi Castle built in 1592 on the plain beneath the later mountaintop castle. In 1596 it was levelled in an earthquake and Toyotomi Hideyoshi relocated to highground.

Archaelogical investigations carried out in 2021 showed that the castle's outer limits were more extensive than previously thought, and included a northern bailey, perhaps the site of a residence for Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Research is ongoing.

Visit Notes

The unearthed stone wall remains of this castle, discovered during the redevelopment of an apartment complex, are now on display to the public.


Castle Profile
English Name Shigetsu Fushimi Castle
Japanese Name 指月伏見城
Alternate Names Fushimi-Shigetsujō
Founder Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Year Founded 1592
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Ishigaki
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Kangetsukyo Station on the Keihan Uji Line; two minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Kyoto, Kyoto
Coordinates 34° 55' 49.15" N, 135° 46' 12.25" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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31 months ago
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Added comment about recent findings