Yokote CastleYokote City, Akita Prefecture

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Yokote Castle DATA
Other nameAsakura Castle, Asakura Castle, Nijo Castle
castle constructionnot clear
address29-1 Shiroyamacho, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture
telephone number0182-32-1096
Opening hours9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
closing dayFrom December 1st to March 31st of the following year (excluding during the "Kamakura" period in February)
Admission fee100 yen

Yokote Castle fell during the Boshin War in 1868. The Yokote Castle ruins are currently being maintained as Yokote Park, and are a place of relaxation that people from both inside and outside the city visit every day.

Access to Yokote Castle
Approximately 25 minutes walk from Yokote Station on the JR Ou Main Line and Kitakami Line.

History of the Kubota clan, whose residence is Yokote Castle

Kubota domainThe Satake clan ruled until the end of the Edo period.
The Kubota domain, also known as the Akita domain, was ruled by the Satake clan until the end of the Edo period, when the domain of Hitachi Province was reduced to Akita due to siding with the Western army at the Battle of Sekigahara. The Satake clan is a prestigious family descended from the Minamoto clan, and after moving to Akita, in addition to the main family, the
Kubota domain
Kubota clan DATA
Domain officeKubota Castle
old areaAkita District, Dewa Province
stone height205,800 koku
main lordMr. Satake
Estimated population435,000 people (first year of the Meiji era)

Yoshinobu Satake, a daimyo in Hitachi Province with a wealth of 540,000 koku, was transferred to Dewa Province because he refused to comply with Tokugawa Ieyasu's request to dispatch troops. The amount of koku decreased drastically to just over 200,000 koku.

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