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Castle / Ruins of Castle Spots in Mie Area

  • Ueno Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 122-1
    This castle ruin park stretches in front of the Iga Line's Uenoshi Station. A characteristic of the symbolic Iga Ueno Castle is the high stone wall built by Todo Takatora, a military commander in the Warring States period. It is also called Hakuho Castle (white firebird castle) because of the beauty of the white, three-tiered castle. There are an array of facilities in the park overflowing with history such as the Iga-ryu Ninja Yashiki (Iga style ninja mansion) with surprise twists and secret doors, the Haiseiden (Matsuo Basho Memorial) that is modeled after Basho's traditional Japanese travel outfit, and the Basho Memorial Museum. Especially at the ninja mansion, they demonstrate Iga-style ninja techniques, and everyone from history fans to children can enjoy themselves. In addition, there are many different flowers that bloom throughout the year, and it is especially famous as a place to view cherry blossoms. It is visited by many cherry blossom viewers in April.
  • Akagi Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Kumanoshi Kiwachouakagi
    "These castle ruins were built during the Warring States period on one corner of a hill in Kiwa-cho, KumanoCuty, Mie Prefecture. It was built by Todo Takatora, a vassal of Hidenaga Toyotomi and expert castle-builder. Hirayama Castle was constructed using a combination of medieval and modern techniques and retains its original shape at the time of its construction, so has been designated as a valuable national historical site. Maintenance and restoration work, such as the rebuilding of stone walls and creation of footpaths have made it easy for anyone to freely visit the ruins. It is also a famous flower-viewing spot, and the fantasy-like castle walls that can be seen rising in the morning light have gained it the name of ""castle in the sky""."
  • Kyuka Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Yoshinomaru 5-1
    This park was created in the Honmaru and Ninomaru ruins of Kuwana Castle, and is located an approximately three-minute walk from the City A Circulation Bus Honcho bus stop. Formerly known as Ougi (fan-shaped)-jo Castle, it retains the atmosphere of a castle praised as the Castle of Kaido. It is a place for residents to relax where many varieties of flowers bloom depending on the season. Inside the park is Chinkoku Shukoku-Jinja Shrine that is dedicated to Matsudaira Sadatsuna and Matsudaira Sadanobu. In addition, you can find in the park the site of Tatsumi Yagura Turret, which served as a symbol for Kuwana Castle, and a monument dedicated to the souls of those who died in the Boshin War built in 1887 at the site of the castle keep.
  • Tsu Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Tsushi Marunouchi 27
    These castle ruins are located a 15-minute walk from the Tsu-Shimmachi Station onKintetsu Nagoya Line. The castle was built by Oda Nobukane in 1580, and later in 1611, a master castle-builder by the name of TakatoraTodo, ordered a major renovation of the castle. It was designated as a prefectural historic site in March 2005. The emotive scenery of the cherry blossoms in spring, the hydrangea in summer and the red leaves in fall have become well-known and it is now a popular place for residents of the city to come and relax. In spring especially, the contrast of the mossy stone walls and the cherry trees are particularly beautiful, making it a famous spot for cherry blossom-viewing in Tsu City.
  • Kameyama Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Kameyamashi Honmaruchou 575-2 (Former Kameyama Castle Tamon Pass)
    Okamoto Munenori built Kameyama Castle in the city of Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, in 1590. Tamonyagura built in the late 18th century, was first used to store weapons but in the Meiji period (1868-1912), it was used as a factory for cotton floor coverings to assist the former samurai in making a living. In 1953, it was designated a Prefectural Historic Site, as the only remaining castle buildings in the prefecture. Its surroundings are pleasing in any season, as visitors enjoy the cherry blossoms in the spring and fallen snow in the winter.
  • Matsusaka Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Tonomachi
    Designated a National Historic Site in 2011, the Matsusaka Castle Ruins are a symbol of Matsusaka with the proud stone walls still standing. The cherry trees, wisteria, and ginkgo trees are familiar throughout the four seasons, and visitors can take in at a glance a view of the townscape which still bears the vestiges of the castle town. There are many sights to see such as the Museum of Motoori Norinaga, the Museum of History and Folklore, and the old samurai homes of Gojoban Yashiki.
  • Kuwana Joseki Kyuka Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Yoshinomaru 5-1
  • Nagashima Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Kitamuro-gun Kihokucho Nagashima
  • Ise Ueno Castle Ruins (Honjoyama Youth Park)
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Tsu-shi Kawagecho Ueno 2640
  • Tokosanjingujimorimotojoshi
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    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Ureshinomorimotochou 750


  • Chigusa Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Mie-gun Komonocho Chikusa 855-6
  • Kabutojoseki
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Kameyamashi Kabutoichiba Roh back flat 1518
  • Mine Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Kameyama-shi Kawasakicho Mori 4-155
  • Fukuchi Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Iga-shi Tsugemachi Yamade
  • Kanbe Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Suzuka-shi Kanbe 5-10
  • Okawachi Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Matsusaka-shi Okawachicho
  • Azaka Castle Ruins (Shiroyone Castle Ruins)
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Matsusaka-shi Oazakacho
  • Hamada Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Yokkaichi-shi Unomori 1-chome 13-6
  • Komono Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Mie-gun Komonocho Komono 1490
  • Miki Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Owase Mikiuracho

Mie Main Areas


Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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