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Castle wall facing the streetWhen you walk to Tsu Castle from the bus stop, this is what you first see. It is obviously a flatland-type castle. Tsu Castle was first built in 1580 by Oda Nobukane, the younger brother of warlord Oda Nobunaga.
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Castle wallThe stone wall is long, and the entrance to the castle grounds is on the far end, in front of the three-story Ushitora turret.
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Three-story Ushitora turret, reconstructed in 1958.This is the only significant building remaining of the castle.
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Ushitora turret
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Ushitora turret entrance (not open)
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Moat
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Ushitora turret and stone wall
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Moat
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Inner stone wall
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Statue of Lord Takatoro Todo, who became the 11th lord of the castle in 1608. He is revered for revamping the castle and developing the castle town of Tsu. He was originally from Inugami, Shiga Pref. This statue was built in 1998.
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Park fountain in the castle grounds
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Tsu Castle, Ushitora turret
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Foundation of the castle towerThe 5-story castle tower was destroyed in 1600 during the Battle of Sekigahara. It was never rebuilt.
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Foundation of the castle tower (side view)
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Foundation of the castle tower (rear)
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Stone wall in the Honmaru
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Garden in Nishinomaru
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Nyutoku-mon Gate
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Moat
 
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