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The origins of the castle such as the date of construction are unknown. The Okada family were in the beginning the lords of the castle. In the 16th century the Yamaguchi family succeeded them and held the castle for generations until it was abandoned by Yamaguchi Shigemasa, who moved in 1588.
Today former parts of the castle are bisected by the Meitetsu railroad while another part houses a school.
A memorial stele out of stone marks the place where the castle used to stand.
- "Closeup of memorial stele at the site of Hoshizaki Castle". Photo. Wikimedia Commons. April 12, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
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