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Hachioji Castle Remains, Hachioji
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八王子城(はちおうじじょう)は、日本の16世紀に、当時の武蔵国(東京都八王子市元八王子町)に存在していた日本の城である。概要北条氏の本城である小田原城の支城であり、関東の西に位置する軍事上の拠点であった。延喜13年(913年)に華厳菩薩妙行が山頂で修行中に牛頭天王と8人の王子が現れた因縁で延喜16年(916年)、この城の山頂に八王子権現を祀ったことから、八王子城と名付けられた。八王子城は標高445m(比高約240m)の深沢山(現在の城山)に築城されており、典型的な中世山城である。縄張りは、北浅川・南浅川に囲まれた東西約3km・南北約2~3kmの広大な範囲に及び、山の尾根や谷など複雑な地形を利用し、いくつかの地区に分けられていた。地区は、山頂に置かれた本丸、松木・小宮曲輪など何段もの曲輪を配置した要害地区、城山川沿いの山腹に御主殿と呼ぶ館を構えてその東側にアシダ曲輪で防衛している居館地区、城山川に沿った麓に城下町を形成した根小屋地区、などで構成されていた。周辺にはいくつもの砦を配し、それらを結ぶ連絡道の要所には、深い堀切や竪堀、兵舎を建てるための曲輪などが造成されていた。特に、居館地区の南側尾根にある太鼓曲輪は、5つの深い堀切で区切られ、南側を石垣で固めるなど、容易に尾根を越えられない構造となっていた。城全体が余りに広大であったため、落城時には未完成であったと言う説もある。城下町には、武家屋敷のある中宿、刀剣鍛冶職人の居住区である鍛冶屋村に加え、滝山城下から移転した商業地区の八日市・横山・八幡三宿があった。また出城には、搦手の防衛線を形成する浄福寺城(案下城)、小田野城の他、初沢城などがあった。なお、八王子市文化財課が管理する現在の「八王子城跡」としての範囲には、太鼓曲輪尾根の南斜面を含む南部のエリアなどが含まれておらず、各所に霊園や私有地も入り組んでいるため、史跡としては実際よりかなり狭い範囲に限定されている。このため、住宅地の側にも多くの遺構を確認することができる。
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  • Prepared in the Center in front of the ruins of a castle entrance, the bigwigs did. Tour around the Lord, become climbing and reach the Castle, and was going to rain at any moment. Volunteer guide I booking without eligibility was coming so I asked. At the foot of the guide is it while watching handmade articles, stories about Castle and give us many information about an hour could hear many interesting and fun. Is from around only if I'm not Castle seen from us guide, I recommend things to ask!
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  • That has been seeing a friend wanted to go in a little, and is going to be a little hard. Take care to go after first, it rained. Pretty feet. (Sliding even sneakers, is dangerous) and after dark is not recommended absolutely. I think you should come and say either "mountain to climb" almost. We have parking before entering yamaji (personal thought), and then the park free of charge. (9/2016) in its own way should the mind so hard I think.
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  • In the mountains, it is cool in the morning of August. Up and down. I think Office towards the Lord, has a stone, so footwear sneakers would you like?
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  • Remains of the Hachiyoji Castle. Nicely organized with information center and volunteer guides. While most information is Japanese-only, there are also some materials in English. And with some luck it is possible to find an English speaking guide! To cover the whole area some light to moderate hiking is required, so it's good to get better shoes, food and drinks.
  • Prepare for a long hiking in order to go through the whole area.
  • Citadel part remains unfinished until at last and has since fortress part of the Lord of the area was completed as a limbo feeling "it" is a spectacular stock. As a fortress made from firm ground of good stock. The preserved remains of very good. Troubled place by mistake, but 引橋 was really great. Takiyama Castle alongside, boasting one of the southern Kanto region and preserved literally Castle.
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  • Japan 100 meijo. Castle in 1584. The fortress was dropped to Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Red Castle pond three days between seems to be dyed. Feel the history of Japan garden ruins, tea trail, Noh stage track and hospitality. The two hikes and because it takes more than 30 minutes to climb to the Castle. Adventure time ★ ★ ★ ★ tired times ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Castle strength ★ ★ ★ Castle size ★ ★ ★ ★
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  • 100 is one of the Castle. Before you visit here at foot guidance facilities should always visit. Take a closer look of the Hojo clan history from the history of the Castle you can find the 100, meijo stamp and sign up for volunteer guides that you can. Now the article is, 2015 / 09 / 30 at a bridge across a moat seen under construction failed. Because the road to the castle is pretty steep at least Athletic Shoe, ideal climbing shoe is recommended. High heels are absolutely not allowed. Recommended views in the view from the front of the Castle. Forest is divided into bypass and the old road in the Middle, you can either climb to the Castle. Shindo has maintained some stone steps and is tight but relatively easy to climb. And the road is followed by the theme of narrow roads, are oishigette around the plants so much is not recommended or.
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