Kubota Castle is a Japanese castle in the city Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Kubota Castle was home to the Satake clan, daimyō of Kubota Domain, rulers of northern Dewa Province. The castle was also known as "Yadome-jō" or "Kuzune-jō". In the official documents of the Tokugawa shogunate, the castle was called "Akita-jō", although this name is now more commonly used to refer to the Nara period fortified settlement of Akita Castle which was nearby.SituationKubota Castle is a hirayama-style Japanese castle, built on a 40m hill on the left bank of the Nibetsu River, a tributary of the Omono River, incorporating the river and adjacent wetlands into its defenses. The main bailey was protected by a system of wet moats, earthenworks and eight yagura watchtowers; however, the castle made very little use of stone walls, which were not common in Hitachi Province, the previous homeland of the Satake clan. The castle also never had an imposing main keep, possibly to prevent attracting unwelcome suspicion from the Tokugawa shogunate. Using our international travel planner, Akita attractions like Kubota Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Kubota Castle Reviews
The building looks as if it is original, the give away is the elevator going all the way up to the fourth floor. more »
There is not much left of the actual castle but one tower was restored and gives a fantastic view of Akita City. There are also some maps and models of the castle on the second floor. It’s in the NW..... more »
Disappointing modern reconstruction.
Simple and inexpensive castle to visit. Entrace fee is only 100 yen. Situated at the top of the hill and only accessible by foot. It takes around 20 minutes from Akita Station. View of Akita city from 3rd floor of castle is very good.
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