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Kakegawa Station 

[Kakegawa Castle]

The reconstruction of a castle tower, once famously called the "castle of Tokai"

It is said that the castle was built between 1469 and 1487 in the mid Muromachi period, and subsequently became the battleground for Imagawa, Takeda, and Tokugawa armies. Kazutoyo Yamauchi, a vassal of Hideyoshi Toyotomi was stationed at this castle in 1590. Kazutoyo dedicated himself to the remarkable extension of the castle, the development of the castle town, and embankment work in Oi River during the 10 years of his residence in the castle. The present castle, reminiscent of the times when it was called the "famous castle of Tokai region", was reconstructed in 1994.
Address 1138-24, Kakegawa, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-537-22-1146 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. * Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time.
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Castle tower, Palace: Adults (high school students and over) 410 yen, elementary school students and junior high school students 150 yen
Access Approx. 7-minute walk from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
URL http://kakegawajo.com/

updated on Oct 31, 2014

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