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Senshu Park (Kubota Castle Ruins)

Travel Guide - Senshu Park (Kubota Castle Ruins)

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Senshu Park marks the site of the now-ruined Kubota Castle of the Satake clan. Kubota Castle was originally built in 1604 by Satake Yoshinobu. Unlike other Japanese castles, most part of the castle didn't have stone walls. The castle also never had an imposing Honmaru main keep and a palace (Honmaru-goten) was built instead. It is said that the reason of which was to avert suspicion from the Tokugawa shogunate.
The castle was burnet down by fire in 1880 and Senshu Park was established in the place in 1896. One of the eight corner turrets of the castle (Osumi-yagura) was reconstructed in 1989, and the front gate of the castle (Omote-mon) was reconstructed in 2001. The reconstructed Osumi-yagura turret has an observatory which offers a nice view of Akita city.
Noted for the beauty of cherry blossoms and azaleas in season, today's Senshu Park provides the locals with greenery and is a favorite relaxing spot for them. A number of cultural facilities such as Akita City Central Library Meitoku-kan, Akita Museum of Art and Akita Prefectural Hall are located in the park.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Osumi-yagura turret: 9:00 - 16:30

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days
  • Osumi-yagura turret: December - March

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Osumi-yagura turret: 100 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from JR Akita Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Senshu Koen, Akita-shi, Akita, 010-0876

TweetsTweets

Richard Hang Hong @RichardHangHong - 2018-07-29
Our last activity in Akita, walking around Senshu Park and Kubota Castle. It’s so beautiful, I could have spent so… https://t.co/ftzXLEqJh9
935Kumiko DMK-Japan @kumiko_daiei - 2018-07-03
Remains of a stone wall at Senshu Park, where there used to be Kubota Castle.
#akita #park #castle #discoverjapan… https://t.co/7gFmYKTD6e
935Kumiko DMK-Japan @kumiko_daiei - 2018-07-03
Remains of a stone wall at Senshu Park, where there used to be Kubota Castle.
#akita #park #castle #discoverjapan… https://t.co/7gFmYKTD6e
Kumiko @kumiko_daiei - 2018-07-03
Remains of a stone wall at Senshu Park, where there used to be Kubota Castle.
#akita #park #castle #discoverjapan… https://t.co/7gFmYKTD6e
Food Tours Japan @FoodToursJapan - 2018-06-23
@JapaninCanada Yes, I've been to Akita. Took the marvellous, scenic train along the Gono Line from Aomori to get th… https://t.co/NqpmFWY3V5
齊藤 良太 @rysaito - 2017-09-20
A festival, sakura, shrine and castle!? The overwhelming contents of Senshu Park Part 1... https://t.co/cjvkzVRhSq
JALTPanSIG @JALT_PanSIG - 2017-01-30
Senshu Park in #Akita find the remains of Kubota Castle https://t.co/ymMj6ivHNo on the way to #PANSIG May 19-21 https://t.co/o1Ivwp4SYy
Naoki SATOH @relaxtimes - 2015-02-13
Walking from Castle Hotel to Senshu Park http://t.co/X0qTnZmuUK
Helen McCarthy @tweetheart4711 - 2015-01-15
Kubota Castle in Akita's Senshu Park: how to make a perfect 1:1 scale model of a Japanese castle http://t.co/tPSSWvPsL5

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