Despite the difficulties of having to divert three rivers, four months was all it took to fashion this castle out of the landscape. It was built without a main tower but more unusually it was built without the stonework that is normally associated with Japanese castles. The original dominant building, a three-story turret, burnt down in 1870 and its replacement was built in 1993.
|1614||The castle was built.|
|1624||The Sankai Turret was built.|
|1665||The Sankai Turret collapsed in an earthquake. It was later rebuilt.|
|1802||All buildings in the main enclosure were lost to fire|
|1870||The palace was burnt to the ground.|
|1871||The castle was abandoned.|
|1993||The Sankai Turret was rebuilt.|