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Fushimi Momoyama Castle

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Fushimi Momoyama Castle (Fushimi Momoyama-jo) was built as a retreat for the hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who ruled Japan in the latter half of the 16th century. It was completely demolished under the orders of the shogunate of Edo which began to rule Japan in the 17th century, however, and its building structures were donated to temples and shrines in the city of Kyoto. It is said that the place name Momoyama ("Peach Mountain") came about as many peach trees were planted around the site of the castle. The existing Fushimi Momoyama Castle was built in 1964 on the site of the demolished prototype.

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Admission Fee: The castle is not open to the public.

[Walk]Keihan Fushimi-Momoyama Station/On foot/15 min.

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