Images: Daniel O'Grady
長浜城Nagahama Castle is classified as a hilltop castle, and is located in Shiga Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Ōmi Province. It is associated with the Toyotomi clan. Dates in use: 1575 - 1615.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi established this castle in the 1500's. He had been established at Odani castle but it's remote location made administration of the lands difficult. Hideyoshi was here for just a few short years, and the castle itself had a relatively short life being decommissioned after just 40 years of use.
There are many shops in the area surrounding the castle that are not only historic in nature themselves but also deal in traditional crafts.
|1575||Toyotomi Hideyoshi moved here from nearby Odani mountain-top castle and established this castle.|
|1582||The Shibata clan were transferred here.|
|1583||After the Battle of Shizugatake, Yamauchi Kazutoyo was transferred here.|
|1591||Kazutoyo was transferred to Kakegawa Castle & the Naito clan were transferred here.|
|1615||The castle was decommissioned. Many of the remaining materials were transported South & used in the building of Hikone castle|
|1983||The castle was reconstructed.|