For his success at the Battle of Sekigahara Mori Tadamasa was awarded part of the Mimasaka area. He started construction of the castle in 1604 and completed the castle in 1616. After four generations, the Mori were replaced by Matsudaira Nobutomi. Tsuyama Castle was one of the most well fortified castles ever constructed in Japan. It had so many yagura and gates it was considered to be over fortified. The castle was dismantled during the Meiji Restoration.
Even though there is only the one reconstructed yagura left, the tall stone walls remain in good condition.
|English Name||Tsuyama Castle|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Designations||Top 100 Castles, National Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Features||turrets, stone walls, walls|
|Access||Tsuyama Sta. (Tsuyama Line); 15 min walk|
|Location||Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 3' 46.37" N, 134° 0' 19.58" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2009|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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|Malcolm Fairman Photography - Tsuyama Castle|