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Shiroishi Castle (白石城)


Castle / Ruins of Castle

Shiroishi Castle is a flatland-style Japanese castle in the city of Shiroishi, just a 10-minute walk from Shiroishi Station. The castle was used by the Date clan of the Sendai Domain but then the Katakura clan were hereditary retainers of the castle for 260 years from after the battle of Sekigahara until the Meiji period. At the start of the Meiji period the castle was demolished by Ordinance for the Disposal of Castles but in remembrance of the achievements of Date Masamune’s senior retainer Katakura Kagetsuna, the three-story keep and two gates were faithfully restored in 1995. Shiroishi Castle has around 400 cherry trees (in Masuoka Park). It is a famous cherry blossom spot that attracts a lot of tourists around mid-April.


Miyagi Pref. Shiroishishi Masuokachou 1-16 (Shiroishi / ZaoArea)

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[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-16:00(Latest entry15:30)

Review of Shiroishi Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/08 Awesome Samurai Festival!
We went there to see the festival which is held every first Saturday of October. There were many different acts playing, singing or showing skills with samurai swords. When we arrived we had the...
Reviewed:2019/06/10 Worth a visit from Sendai
I loved my visit to Shiroishi castle. The castle is an easy 15 minute walk from Shiroishi train station (about an hour on the train from Sendai).

The grounds are lovely and the castle is impressive...
Reviewed:2019/04/15 This was an unexpected find as we had come here for something else.
We hired a car from Yamagata. This was an experience in itself as we werent familiar with the tollway system but worked it out easily.

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Miyagi Pref. Shiroishishi Masuokachou 1-16 [map]
Shiroishi / ZaoArea
[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-16:00(Latest entry15:30)
[Shiroishi Castle Admission Ticket] Adults400yen, Children (Small, Medium, High School Students) 200yen
Parking Lot
Not available
* Shiroishi City Hall north side, castle open space parking lot Free
Credit Card
Not available
Available(SHIROIS FREE Wi-Fi)
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of April 24, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Miyagi Areas


          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.