Located on the border between Busan and Ulsan, it is the largest and most well-preserved Japanese castle among the remaining Japanese castles in Korea.
Seosaengpo Japanese Fortress, located on the border between Busan and Ulsan, is one of the remains of Japanese castles that provide a glimpse of Japanese fortification developed in the 16th century, and many researchers are looking for it. It is a typical Japanese castle at the end of the 16th century, built of stone over the years of 1593 (the 26th year of King Seonjo) under the supervision of Japanese military commander Kato Kiyomasa.
In 1594 (the 27th year of King Seonjo’s reign), Samyeongdaesa (Yujeong), a Buddhist monk of Joseon, entered Seosaengpo Waeseong four times and negotiated peace with Kato Kiyomasa, but In 1597, Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s troops again dispatched troops to Joseon, and the Jeongyu Rebellion broke out.
At an elevation of 200 m, there are Honmaru at the top of the mountain, Ninomaru at the middle of the mountain, and Sannomaru at the foot of the mountain. The castle wall is 6m high and has a slope of about 15 degrees. There are also many cherry trees planted here, so it is also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot. The castle wall remaining in the village below the castle sometimes serves as a wall for ordinary houses, and also serves as a foundation for the house.
|Name||Seosaengpo Japanese Fortress|
|Address||711 Seosaeng-ri, Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan|
울산 울주군 서생면 서생리 711
|Telephone||Ulju-gun Culture Tourism Division 052-229-7633|
|More information||Ulsan Metropolitan City Cultural Property Data No. 8|
How to go：
Haeundae Intercity Bus Terminal→Busan Subway Line 2 Haeundae Station Exit 3, Haeundae Intercity Bus Terminal is there, and you can take a bus bound for Jinha Beach. The interval between runs is about 2 hours.
Alternatively, take express bus No. 1003 and get off at Gijang Catholic Church, transfer to city bus No. 180, transfer to Ulsan city bus No. 175 at Wolnae, and get off at Seosaengpo Waeseong. It takes about 1 hour.