Tate Castle Ruins

Assabu, Japan

Tate Castle ruins on a small hill in Assabu town located in the northwestern direction of Hakodate city, and is surrounded by fields. The castle is the last castle of Matsumae clan, a daimyo of Matsumae Domain, in the Edo period, and it is said that the castle is the last Japanese style castle in Japan. In the Meiji Restoration, it was attacked by the old Shogunate forces, and the castle was fallen for 75 days after construction.

The castle was not rebuilt. A parking space is along a road, and cherry trees are planted at the site, and there is no sightseeing facility in particular except a very small museum. Tatejo-ato Festival is held on the second Sunday in June, and visitors can enjoy the stage of Hakodate war. Admission free. The parking space is free of charge.



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Assabu, Japan
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Founded: 17th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Japan

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MMT1206 (14 months ago)
The castle was built by the Matsumae clan on September 1, 1866, and was completed by rush construction on October 25 of the same year. There was no castle tower, and the structure resembled a camp. Shortly after its completion, the castle fell to the former Shogunate army who marched from Goryokaku. The castle fell just 75 days after its completion. At this time, the feudal lord went to Kumaishi and from there fled to Tsugaru by boat. At the site, there is the ``Test of Strength Stone'' of Chojun Mikami, who fought bravely in the Battle of Tatejo Castle.
hase ko (2 years ago)
There is only a signboard Matsumae clan's last camp
ライダーうに (2 years ago)
It was full of weeds and I couldn't understand it. (^_^;) Visited on July 3, 2020
Tomozou kitano (3 years ago)
There are quite a few cars running from the national highway. It seems that there used to be a castle of the Matsumae domain, but now there are only traces of a castle left, like a hole in a well. It's a park now. I wonder if there are about 100 cherry blossoms in full bloom, and there were no locals.
曽我部路子 (5 years ago)
There is really nothing. There was a standing signboard, but it was not maintained and I felt like I was leaving it. Even though there is a splendid gate, it feels like nothing.
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