福島氏1600 - 1619
浅野氏1619 - 1871
三原城Mihara Castle is classified as a flatland castle (its layout: Teikakushiki), and is located in Hiroshima Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Bingo Province. It is associated with the Kobayakawa, Asano clans. Dates in use: 1567 - 1871.
A tragedy has taken place here. Despite having been awarded National Historic Site status, the site wasn't protected from train tracks being laid atop what remained. Anyway, this was an interesting little castle which was made of small, connected islands. Land reclamation has seen the ocean retreat several kilometres.
Just three buildings relating to the castle have managed to escape destruction, all are gates. Two gates remain in Mihara city but were moved away from the castle. The remaining gate was relocated South to a small island in Japan's inland sea.
|1567||The castle was built by Kobayakawa Takakage.|
|1568||Takakage transferred his residence to here from Takayama Castle.|
|1582||The castle was completed.|
|1587||Takakage was transferred to Najima Castle.|
|1595||Takakage returned utilising the castle as the place for his retirement.|
|1600||The Fukushima clan were handed control of the domain.|
|1619||The Asano clan were transferred here.|
|1663||The palace of the main enclosure was rebuilt.|
|1707||Repairs to damage caused by an earthquake were completed.|
|1871||The castle was decommissioned.|
|1894||The main enclosure was used for storage space by the railway.|
|1957||The site was awarded National Historic Site status.|
|1975||Bullet train tracks were driven through the centre of the remains.|
|Site||National Historic Site|