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Tsu Castle

Travel Information

Tsu Castle (津城) is one of the flat-land castle located in Tsu, Mie Prefecture. It was constructed in 1570. Originally, it was constructed by Hosono, but later Todo Takatora reconstructed and also built a castle town as the capital of Tsu Domain. Today, the main bailey with stone walls and moats are remaining in the great condition. This castle is also known as a Cherry Blossom Spots in Mie Prefecture.

Tourist Info.
There is a parking and restroom.

Access
0. at Yokkaichi Station.
1. use Ise line to Tsu Station.
2. use JR Kisei Line to Tsu-Shinmachi Station.
3. walk east


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Map around Tsu Castle

Detailed Travel Guide

Tsu Castle
Type:Flat-land.
Built in: 1570 Hosono.
Class: Ruins.

Tsu Castle was built by Nobukane, the younger brother of Oda Nobunaga, in 1580. In 1608, Todo Takatora became the lord of this castle with a 320 thousand koku stipend, he took residence here.

This castle, located in the center of Tsu, had a castle tower (Tenshukaku) surrounded by many other branch buildings and several moats to protect the castle from enemies.

In 1600, the castle tower was burned down in a fire and was never rebuilt. Only the main bailey, 2nd Bailey and a part of moats remain now.

Today, Tsu Castle ruins are famous for their beautiful pine trees and stone walls.