Izushi Castle Ruins

Built in 1604 after the destruction of Arikoyama Castle at the top of Mount Arikoyama, Izushi Castle sits at the base of Mount Arikoyama and has been a hallmark of the Tajima region for centuries.

The town of Izushi, a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate, was gradually built around Izushi Castle, where eventually a a scenic, traditional castle town was developed and allowed for various industries to thrive such as Willow Craft and Izushi Pottery.

Although the main buiding was destroyed during the 1800s, some architecture still remains including restored turrets, a bridge, and gate.


A stone staircase leads visitors to different levels of the castle grounds, and benches are placed throughout the area for those looking to relax and enjoy Izushi’s scenic views.

At the top of the staircase lined with red torii gates lies Arikoyama Inari Shrine, a relaxed retreat from the lively town streets.


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