Kaminoyama Castle

Travel Guide - Kaminoyama Castle

Information

Kaminoyama Castle was originally constructed by Takenaga Yoshitada, a retainer of the Mogami clan, in 1535.
The castle's donjon was built in the Edo Period (1603 - 1868) by the Toki clan, but it was destroyed by the order of the Tokugawa Shogunate when the clan was transferred elsewhere in 1692.
Then the entire castle was destroyed by the Meiji government in 1873 and turned into a park.

Today, the ruins including moats and stone walls remain in Tsukioka Park.
The present donjon was reconstructed in 1982 and is used as a museum.
Visitors can enjoy a splendid view of the Zao Mountain Range and Kaminoyama City from the top of the building.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:45

Closed

  • December 29 - 31

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Kaminoyama Onsen Station

Address / Location

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Tweets

Lauren⁷ | ローレン 🌬🌸🌸🌸 @joonieforpm - 2021-04-19
Kaminoyama castle came thru tbh

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Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2020-12-16
Gaze up to see the fleeting beauty of the Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms in Tsukioka Park and soak your feet in the… https://t.co/q9hlHr1M7X
Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2020-12-04
Gaze up to see the fleeting beauty of the Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms in Tsukioka Park and soak your feet in the… https://t.co/618ONRvBrC
Demi @Demi72587401 - 2020-09-26
Morning! Have a very nice Saturday everyone!

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52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2020-08-22
Kaminoyama Onsen (Zao) Spa Day: Hot Springs, Castle, Dining Tips & More! https://t.co/5yAwq86VDf https://t.co/wtVVmmnHoa
TANOSHIMU.Japan @TANOSHIMU_Japan - 2018-02-05
The 'Hidden-Beauty' Small Towns & Villages in Japan - 'Kaminoyama City' in Yamagata Prefecture (1)
The scenic spot… https://t.co/3baSXwPJJO
TANOSHIMU.Japan @TANOSHIMU_Japan - 2018-02-05
The 'Hidden-Beauty' Small Towns & Villages in Japan - 'Kaminoyama City' in Yamagata Prefecture (3)
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Japan in a Mug @japaninamug - 2017-06-30
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Quefrio.com.ve @quefrio_com_ve - 2017-05-13
The majestic Kaminoyama castle. Coming here was probably one of the best memories of last summer.
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Francois Eckard @eckard81 - 2017-05-02
Reposting @jerfareza:
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Adam Ayres @Adamayresvocals - 2017-05-01
Reposting @jerfareza:
The majestic Kaminoyama castle. Coming here was probably one of the best memories of last sum… https://t.co/r5FHMmEOpd
太一 @taigoro1011 - 2017-04-25
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RoninDave @ronindave - 2017-02-11
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RoninDave @ronindave - 2017-02-11
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あわた だいち @awatantan231 - 2016-12-17
Just posted a photo @ Kaminoyama Castle https://t.co/mKbMNKqJje
Japan in a Mug @japaninamug - 2015-10-17
Kaminoyama's catle is very clote to Yamagata and it's a pretty castle. Inside there is a museum. http://t.co/jRv6SVWuGY
Japan in a Mug @japaninamug - 2015-08-28
The Kaminoyama castle is very beautiful during the Sakura http://t.co/8kJo8VAtHS
Tokyo Toquio @TokyoToquio - 2015-07-31
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Sara ホワイト @velvetmatcha - 2015-05-13
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