Yokote Castle

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Yokote Castle was built by the Onodera clan in 1550, in Akita prefecture.[1]

While it was constructed in 1500s, it's believed there were fortifications on site before that. The castle was of a modest size, consisting mainly of two features: the main enclosure and the secondary, Ninomaru.[2]

It was burnt down in the Boshin War.

Present site[edit]

There is a reconstruction of the keep, built in 1965, on the present site, in the main enclosure.


  1. ^ "Yokote Castle".
  2. ^ O'Grady, Daniel. "Japanese Castle Explorer - Yokote Castle - 横手城". www.japanese-castle-explorer.com.

Coordinates: 39°19′16″N 140°34′10″E / 39.32105°N 140.56931°E / 39.32105; 140.56931