Nakatsu Castle is a flat land style Japanese Castle in Nakatsu Oita Prefecture. In 1587 Kuroda Yoshitaka ordered the construction of Nakatsu Castle, however it was still not completed by 1600, when Kuroda was awarded a new domain by Toyotomi Hideyoshi for his actions in the Battle of Sekigahara. Control of Nakatsu Castle then passed to Hosokawa Tadaoki, who then completed it and nearby Kokura Castle. Control of Nakatsu Castle and the area then passed to the Ogasawara clan in 1717 who remained in control until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The five story donjon (tower) of Nakatsu Castle was then destroyed by fire during the failed Satsuma Rebellion in 1877. In 1964 a modern reconstruction of Nakatsu Castle was completed.