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Shiroishi Castle, Shiroishi

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Castle · Historic Site
Shiroishi Castle (白石城, Shiroishi-jō) is a flatland-style Japanese castle in what is now the city of Shiroishi, Miyagi. During the Edo period, it was the castle of the Katakura clan, who were hereditary retainers of the Date clan of Sendai Domain. During the Boshin War, it was also temporarily the headquarters of the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei. The castle was also known by the name of Masuda Castle (益岡城, Masuda-jō)
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  • We went there to see the festival which is held every first Saturday of October. There were many different acts playing, singing or showing skills with samurai swords. When we arrived we had the...  more »
  • I loved my visit to Shiroishi castle. The castle is an easy 15 minute walk from Shiroishi train station (about an hour on the train from Sendai). The grounds are lovely and the castle is impressive.....  more »
  • The view from the top floor, breath taking. Be careful of the steep stairs. There is an area for you to try warrior and princess clothing. We were assist by an elderly man. Even though he is temporary helping a fellow worker. But his enthusiasm is contagious, took a lot of great pictures
  • Fantastic staff, beautiful building and grounds. Definitely recommend the samurai building and 3D film. Ticket machine was entirely in Japanese, get the ¥800 ticket to get entry to all 3 items.
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