Komine Castle

1 Kakunai, Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture


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What you will learn at this facility

Komine Castle Ruins, which is recognized as a cultural property, suffered extensive damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake including the collapse of 10 stonewalls.
Subsequent research revealed that most of the stonewalls that survived the earthquake were built during the Edo period. For the restoration work, traditional construction methods were used.
The park and guidance facility, Komine Castle History Museum, tell the story of the progress from the time of the disaster to the completion of the restoration of the stonewalls.

What you can do at this facility

  • # Panel exhibition tour
  • # Tourism guide

Facility Information

  • Panel exhibition

    The process from the disaster to the restoration of the stonewalls are shown. Many people’s hard work went into the restoration process such as gathering photographs of the stonewalls before the disaster from the residents and researchers, and excavation work to determine the structure of the stonewalls.
    Please take a look at the history of how the symbol of Shirakawa City was restored.

  • Video display

    Tourist guides provide explanation and guidance on the reconstruction after the earthquake.
    The collapse of the stonewalls of Komine Castle is said to be the largest damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake to a cultural property.
    The state of the disaster and the path to the present day are introduced through the words of the guides.

Activity report

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Facility overview / Access

Name of institution Komine Castle
Address 〒 961-0074
1 Kakunai, Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture Google Map
Telephone number 0248-22-1111
Opening hours Sanju Yagura (Three-story Turret) 9:30-17:00 (April - October) 9:30-16:00 (November - March)
Fee Free
Access <Access by car>
Approximately 20 minutes from Shirakawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
<Access by train>
5 minutes on foot from JR Tohoku Main Line Shirakawa Station
Parking Available
Official Website http://www.city.shirakawa.fukushima.jp/page/page001390.html