2. Japan Heritage - Hitoyoshi Kuma
  3. 700 Years of the Sagara
  4. 10.Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins

10.Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins

人吉城跡【人吉市】|日本で最も豊かな隠れ里 日本遺産人吉球磨【熊本県】

Cultural Asset Data

Name Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins
Address Fumoto-machi, Hitoyoshi-shi, Kumamoto
Mapcode 195 737 817*11
Contact 0966-22-2111 (front desk, Hitoyoshi City Board of Education)

The ruins of the castle that served as the residence of the Sagara clan for 700 years, spanning many generations. The Kuma and Mune Rivers served as natural outer moats – a common construction for mountain castles in Japan’s feudal era. In 2006, it was selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Castles.

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