Fukuyama Castle tenshu
|Built||1619-1622, rebuilt 1966|
|Built by||Mizuno Katsunari|
|stone, wood, plaster walls (original); concrete, steel, wood, stone, plaster (reconstruction)|
|Demolished||8 August 1945|
|Reconstructed, serves as history museum|
Mizuno clan (1622-1698),|
Marugame han (1698-1700),
Matsudaira Tadamasa (1700-1710),
Abe clan (1710-1874),
Fukuyama Castle (福山城 Fukuyama-jō ), sometimes called Hisamatsu Castle (久松城 Hisamatsu-jō ) or Iyō Castle (葦陽城 Iyō-jō ) was the castle of the Bingo-Fukuyama Han during the Edo period of Japanese history. The castle is located in Fukuyama Park in Fukuyama, Hiroshima near Fukuyama Station.
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The castle was built on a hill on the Fukuyama plain and it was the capital of Bingo Fukuyama Han. Construction was started in 1619 during the Genna era. There were double moats around the castle and an inlet led to the Seto Inland Sea.
Most buildings of the castle was destroyed during World War II. Most of the dry stone was later removed, and Fukuyama Station was built very near where the castle stood. The main tower was rebuilt in 1966.