Tokushima Castle Ruins (Tokushima Central Park)

Travel Guide - Tokushima Castle Ruins (Tokushima Central Park)


Less than half a kilometer north-east of the railway station, the ruins of Tokushima Castle, built in 1586, stand in Tokushima Central Park.
Tokushima Castle was build in 1585 by Hachisuka Iemasa.
The castle was destroyed by the order of the Meiji government in 1873 and the castle's stone walls, moats, a garden and restored gate only exist today.

Tokushima Central Park was designed by Seiroku Honda and Takanori Hongo, the people who also designed Hibiya Park in Tokyo, and opened in 1809 as Japan's second western-style park after Hibiya Park.
In the park you will also find the attractively landscaped Omotegoten-teien (Senshukaku-teien) Garden, which dates from the Azuchi–Momoyama Period (1573 - 1603) and the Tokushima Castle Museum.
The castle ruins were designated as a national historic site in 2006.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from JR Tokushima Station

Address / Location

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Nanashi. @TokumeiArashi - 2021-07-21
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K.Eriko @Kishida18801479 - 2021-06-27
I went to Hidekura Cafe and ate Chestnut tart♡ After that,I went to Tokushima Central Park! I saw gray herons raisi…
石橋渓太 @VdxGwb0b5v6m6gk - 2021-06-21
I ran around the Tokushima central park.
It was very fun, but I was boring.
Onigiro Pocket Japan @onigiro_travel - 2021-04-05
Tokushima central park is a wonderful park on eastern Shikoku, along Suketo River.
Here the blooming usually star…
Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2021-02-05
Developed around the remains of Tokushima Castle, Tokushima Central Park includes a museum displaying historical ex…
Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2021-01-25
Developed around the remains of Tokushima Castle, Tokushima Central Park includes a museum displaying historical ex…
ちな @chinana_3103 - 2020-07-16
Yesterday I went to Tokushima Central Park. There was lots of beautiful nature, so I enjoyed seeing…
Ryo @Ryo76049458 - 2020-05-31
I went to Tokushima Central Park.
I played soccer with my frends. But I kept social distance.
I had a good time.
Saccchi @nodressnolife - 2019-04-08
Cherry trees are full bloom in Tokushima Central Park!!
Hayato Nomura @HayatoNomura - 2017-06-20
Tokushima is famous for Awa Odori,Yoshino River,Tokushina Central Park and others.
Redhead in Japan @Redhead_inJapan - 2016-12-22
#teamlab LED display in Tokushima Central Park. Beautiful. #ledlights #japan #tokushima #art #徳島…
Thomas Nod @ThomasNod - 2016-11-22
Twas a bit more sunnier today so had a quick stroll round the local park @ Tokushima Central park
Redhead in Japan @Redhead_inJapan - 2016-10-24
A light in the dark. #tokushima #japan #fall #autumn #park #秋 @ Tokushima Central park
Redhead in Japan @Redhead_inJapan - 2016-10-12
Sushi, anyone? #sushi #寿司#sushibench #tokushima #japan #art #日本 @ Tokushima Central park
save carlos 2k16 @squishygoodra - 2016-09-26
@espourtoe tokushima central park has a lot of big fish. this actually used to be a castle moat
Alyssa @arisssachan - 2016-04-06
Having lunch at work in Tokushima Central Park! #Sakura #Spring #hanami
Mohammad @FarhanMohdNor - 2015-07-29
Central Park, Tokushima Prefecture, Jp.
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