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Basic Building Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

  • Cost: 10000
  • +12 to repression in this province
  • Unlocks an additional construction slot
  • +25% to the replenishment rate in this province
  • Consumes food: 5
  • Recruitment capacity (units in training): +5

Clan Effects

  • Improves the rate at which bushido arts are mastered: +10%


Lesser men should quail in the shadows of the great.

This awe-inspiring building is intended to make all who see it marvel, or tremble, at its scale and the power it represents. It is a monument to the untrammelled wealth and military might of a daimyo and his clan. Cunningly built to confuse and confound attackers, it also serves to intimidate the local people who live, work, pay taxes and die in its shadow. It is of such magnificence that it also increases the prestige of its builders. Towards the end of the Sengoku Jidai, castles became even larger and more elaborate, as they evolved from military fortresses to cultural and economic centres for the surrounding provinces. The castle at Himeji was one such structure, built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1581 on top of Himeyama as a three-storey tower and then completely reworked by Ikeda Terumasa, his son-in-law. The hill position made it a formidable defensive site, and the inner citadel compound was a maze of courtyards and compounds to frustrate any enemy who gained entry. The rebuilt castle was all of that, but remains even today a spectacular and refined palace. It is still a popular tourist attraction.