Saturday, January 20, 2024

Minato Goten Palace


The Minato Goten Palace was built to the southwest of Wakayama Castle on the bank of the Tsukiji River.

It was originally built in 1698 by Tokugawa Mitsusada ( 1627-1705) and from the late 18th century became the permanent home of the retired daimyo.

It burned down several times and the current version was constructed in 1823 using the blueprints of the domains  mansion in Edo.

In early Meiji it was dismantled and moved to its current location next to Yosui-en garden in the Wakanoura area of the city.

It is considered a fine example of Shoin Zukuri architecture of the Edo eriod.

The previous post in this series on Wakayama City was the nearby Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to see the blue print. My mother would love to have a room like that.