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Shibata Castle, Shibata

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Shibata Castle (新発田城, Shibata-jō) is a flatland-style Japanese castle located in the city of Shibata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Shibata Castle was home to the Mizoguchi clan, daimyō of Shibata Domain. The castle was also known as "Ayame-jō" (菖蒲城, "Iris Castle").
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  • This castle brings you back in time. Anyone visiting Shibata needs to visit Shibata Castle. It's a small castle in a nice setting it wont take long to look around but it worth the visit.  more »
  • wonderful small castle - not many tourists so you are able to discover the beauty on your own without much hassle. Good explanation of the construction.  more »
  • The castle is absolutely beautiful, especially during cherry blossom season in spring and when the leaves turn colors in fall. You can tour the inside for free, and the greeting staff are always friendly and helpful.
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