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Innoshima Suigun Castle


The naval force called "Murakami suigun" was active mainly in the Seto Inland Sea. The island of Innoshima was one of their bases. It is said that they had such power that they were given police authority from the Muromachi shogun, which ruled Japan in the 15th century. Inno-shima Suigun Castle was built by the Murakami suigun. The construction used back then was more just a structure for protection from the weather and could hardly be called a castle. The existing Innoshima Suigun Castle (Innoshima Suigun-jo) was built for tourism in 1983. It houses a museum which exhibits information relating to Murakami suigun.


Address: 3228-2 Nakanosho-cho, Innoshima, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Admission Fee: 310 yen
Closed: Thursdays, Dec. 29-31

[Bus]JR Onomichi Station/Bus/40 min./Kanamebashi Bus Stop/Bus/10 min./Suigunjo-mae Bus Stop/On foot/10 min.

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