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Chiran Castle
Minamikyūshū, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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Type Hirayama style castle
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 15C
Built by Sata clan
Demolished 1615
Current
condition
ruins
Current
owner
Sata clan/ Shimazu clan

Chiran Castle (知覧城 Chiran-jō?) is a castle structure in Chiran, Kagoshima, Minamikyūshū, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The site was designated a National Historic Site.[1][2][3]

Current[]

There are little remains of the castle on the present day site, just some earthworks walls and moats.[3] In 2017, the castle was listed as one of the Continued Top 100 Japanese Castles.[4]

See also[]

  • List of Historic Sites of Japan (Kagoshima)

References[]

  1. "知覧城" (in Japanese). 公益財団法人日本城郭協会 公認 城びと. https://shirobito.jp/article/589. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  2. "知覧城" (in Japanese). 攻城団. https://kojodan.jp/castle/490/. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "知覧城" (in Japanese). Minamikyūshū city official. https://www.city.minamikyushu.lg.jp/bunkazai-kanri/bunka/shinko/bunkazai/chiranchiiki/chiranjo.html. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  4. "続日本100名城" (in Japanese). 日本城郭協会. http://jokaku.jp/japan-top-100-castles/best-100-castles-of-japan-2nd-selection/. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 

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