Hirado CastleHirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture

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Hirado Castle DATA
Other nameKameoka Castle, Kikko Castle, Hinotake Castle
castle construction1599
address1458-1 Iwanokamicho, Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture
telephone number0950-22-2201
Opening hours8:30-18:00 (April-September), 8:30-17:00 (October-March)
closing dayDecember 30th-31st
Admission feeAdults 520 yen / High school students 310 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
Access to Hirado Castle
About 10 minutes by taxi from Matsuura Railway “Tabira Hiradoguchi” station

HISTORYAbout Hirado Castle

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Bateren expulsion orderHideyoshi's Christian Restriction Order
Ever since Christianity was introduced in 1549, Japanese Christians, the so-called Christians, have suffered from numerous oppressions. The first major restrictions placed on Christianity in Japan were in Tensho 15 (158
Bateren expulsion order

History of the Hirado domain, with Hirado Castle as the domain office

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Matsuura family crest "three stars"

Hirado Domain DATA
Domain officeHirado Castle
old areaMatsuura District, Sonoki District, Hizen Province, Iki Province
stone height61,000 koku
main lordMatsuura family
Estimated population150,000 people (first year of the Meiji era)
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