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Tsurumaru Castle Ruins (Goromon Gate)

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Tsurumaru Castle was the home of the Shimazu Clan, who started construction in 1601. The Goromon Gate was directly in front of the castle’s residential complex, but it was destroyed in a fire in 1873. Reconstruction was promoted as a new symbol of Kagoshima, and in April 2020, construction finished and the Goromon Gate appeared from 150 years out of the past. Standing at around 20m high and wide, this is the largest castle gate in Japan.

More Information about Tsurumaru Castle Ruins (Goromon Gate)

Street address

7-2 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima

Access

Route1

  • Take the tram or bus and get off at Shiyakusho-mae stop. It is 5 minutes by foot from there.

Route2

  • Take the Kagoshima City View Bus and get off at Satsuma Gishihi-mae bus stop.

Opening Hours

Closed

Website

https://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/for/attractions/12332

Best season

All year

Point

There are many spots to experience the history and culture of Kagoshima nearby, such as the Bronze statue of Saigo Takamori or Shiroyama (Castle Mountain), so it is a recommended spot for walking around.

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