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The main gate of Edo Castle, many lords from all over the country visited and entered the castle through here. Passing through, you will find yourself in a Masugata: a rectangular space between the inner and outer gates. It was not only used a way to prevent the enemy from invading the castle grounds, but also a rendezvous point for soldiers in case of an attack. You can find holes in the walls from which to shoot attackers, a common element in many Edo-period castle gates.
- address1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- access5 minutes' walk from Exit C13 or Exit C10 of Otemachi Station
10 minutes' walk from the exit to Marunouchi of Tokyo Station