Sakai City Museum
Kotani-Castle is part of the household of the Kotani family, a lineage that can be
traced back to the Kamakura period almost 800 years ago, open to the public as a
nationally registered museum. Inside you will find military artifacts and works of art
passed down by the Kotani family, as well as agricultural tools used by them, and
exhibits of folk and archaeological records collected by the 39th head of the family.
The main house, rice store and gatehouse built during the 17th - 18th centuries are
nationally registered tangible cultural properties, and comprise historic scenery
that is representative of the Senboku region.
The gatehouse was moved from the Hakata Domain (Hakata Town, Izumi City) upon the abolition of clans and establishment of prefectures in 1871.
In the 13th century Kotani-Castle itself was known as a district castle, alongside
Togayama and Toyoda castles, and was the home of the Otani, members of the
Taira clan. A castle that made full use of the natural mountain, it remains as one
of the oldest castle ruins in Sakai City.
1602-1 Toyoda, Minami-ku, Sakai shi
5 minutes after alighting at the Nankai Bus "Wakatake Ohashi Bus Tei"
10:00 ~ 16:00 (Last entry 15:30)
|Regular holidays etc.||
Mon (next day if Mon is a holiday), August, year end-new year period
15 passenger cars, 3 buses
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