Gassan Toda Castle 月山富田城
|Alternate Name||Gassan-jo, Toda-jo|
|Admin's Rating||★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Historical Site||National Historic Site|
|Historical Value||Top 100 Castles|
|Location||Yasugi, Shimane Pref.|
|Access||3000 yen taxi or very infrequent bus (Yellow Bus) from Yasugi Sta.|
|Visited||November 19, 2010|
|History||The original castle here was built around the end of the Heian Period or early Kamakura Period, but it is not known exactly when or by whom a castle first constructed on this site. It was the home of the Amago clan during the end of the Sengoku Period until they were conquered by Mori Motonari in 1565. In 1600, Horio Yoshiharu moved into the castle and rebuilt and fortified the castle. Horio decided that that Gassan area was not conducive to developing a thriving economy so he started work on Matsue Castle. Gassan Toda Castle was abandoned in 1611 when Horio moved to Matsue.|
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Yasugi, Shimane Pref.