Kishiwada Castles (Kishiwada-jo) predecessor was built by the great general Kusunoki Masashige, who held this region in the 14th century. Koide Hidemasa built the new castle in 1582. He served under the hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who ruled Japan in the latter half of the 16th century. The moat and stone walls remain as part of the ruins of the castle. The original donjon was destroyed by a fire caused by lightning in 1827, but a three-tiered ferroconcrete donjon was reconstructed in 1954. The castle gates have also been reconstructed.'
Address: 9-1 Kishiki-cho, Kishiwada-shi, Osaka
Admission Fee: 300 yen
Closed: Mondays, (Opened if monday is a national holiday)
Dec. 30-Jan. 4
[Walk]Nankai Takojizo Station/On foot/5 min.