Fukuchiyama Castle

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Fukuchiyama Castle’s predecessor was called Yokoyama Castle. It was a fortress of the Yokoyama local ruling family. Akechi Mitsuhide, who subjugated Tanba, converted the fortress into a castle. State-of-the-art castle-building techniques of the time were utilized, and it was renamed Fukuchiyama Castle. There used to be many structures here, including a three-layered four-storied castle tower and expansive Ninomaru palace. However, they were taken down, one after another, following the abolition of feudal domains in 1871. All that remained was a stone wall between the raised foundation and castle keep, a well called Toyoiwa-no-I and a guard station. The current castle was reconstructed over a periof of three years. Construction was completed1986. The interior is used as the Fukuchiyama City Folk Museum. The park also contains the Fukuchiyama Sato Taisei Memorial Art Museum. Exhibits there are centered on works by the late Sato Taisei, a master of Japanese-style painting.

Basic information


Postal code:620-0035
5 Naiki Fukuchiyama City

Time held/open

From 9:00 to 17:00 (Entrance: up to 16:30)

Regular holidays/closings

Tuesday (When Tuesday is a holiday, it is open and the next day is closed.) , December 28 to December 31 and January 4 to January 6


15-minute walk from Fukuchiyama Sta. on the JR Sanin Main Line or on the KTR Miyafuku Line

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Contact information


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