蜂須賀氏1600 - 1869
徳島城Tokushima Castle is classified as a hilltop castle, and is located in Tokushima Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Awa Province. It is associated with the Hachisuka clan. Dates in use: 1585 - 1869.
Just a handful of defensive buildings ever existed at Tokushima castle. A main tower, two multi-storied turrets & a gate. Regarding the original main tower, not a great deal is known but its replacement was said to be built in a vulnerable location, that being within the secondary defensive area. Either side of where the Ōte Gate once stood was the large, three-story Taiko Turret to the left and a smaller Turret to the right.
Remaining today is the Eagle Gate (Washinomon). Also, the castle grounds house a garden & a museum displaying items of the castle's glory days.
|1588||A main tower was built and was torn down about 35 years later.|
|1615||The three-story turret of the Higashininomaru was built to replace the main tower.|
|1869||The main tower of the Ninomaru was torn down.|
|1874||All remaining buildings were demolished with the exception of the Washino Gate.|
|1945||The Washino Gate went the way of most wooden buildings & burnt to the ground|
|1989||The Tokushima castle museum opened along with a rebuilt Washi no Gate (鷲の門).|
|Site||National Historic Site|
|Omote Palace garden||National Site of Scenic Beauty|