Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka Castle Ruins
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Page last updated: Nov, 09, 2018
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Jason Surguine
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Fukuoka Castle was built in the early 17th century by Nagamasa Kuroda and his father, Josui Kuroda, the chief strategist for the famous samurai, Hideyoshi Toyotomi.

Josui was born in Harima, located in the present Kobe Prefecture.
After being rewarded for his deeds in the Kyushu Conquest, he moved to Buzen, which is now in Oita Prefecture.
His son, Nagamasa, achieved great military exploits in the Battle of Sekigahara so the Shogun founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa, rewarded him the land of Chikuzen Province so that he and his father could live in the same area.

The name Fukuoka was taken from a name connected to the Kuroda famiy in the Okayama Prefecture, 'Bizen No Kuni Okugun Fukuoka' .
Nagamasa used this to name the castle, Fukuoka Castle.
Even though Hakata had flourished on its own as a merchant city for a long time, Fukuoka and its surrounding castle town were born at the same time.
As the two cities were born at the same time, they are now characterized as twin cities.
Fukuoka Castle was demolished by the Ordinance abolishing castles in the early Meiji period, and only stone walls remain.
However, you still can see a model of the original castle inside this site.

Information of Spot Detail
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〒810-0043

1-4, Jonai, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka

Telephone Number

[Fukuoka Castle Ruins Visitor Center] 092-732-4801

Spot Types

Castles/Castle Ruins

Business Hours

[Fukuoka Castle Ruins Visitor Center] 9:00 to 17:00

Regular Holiday

No closing days
[Fukuoka Castle Ruins Visitor Center]Dec. 29-Jan. 3ed

Fee

Free

Transportaion

8 minutes walk from Subway Akasaka or Ohori Koen Station
5 to 8 minutes walk from the "Heiwadai Korokan-mae", "Otemon", or "Jyounai Bijutsukan Higashi-guchi" Nishitetsu Bus stops

Official Homepage

http://fukuokajyo.com/

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Prefecture

Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima
Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Fukui Yamanashi Nagano
Shiga Kyoto Osaka Hyogo Nara Wakayama
Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi
Tokushima Kagawa Ehime Kochi
Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima