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Shigisan, Heguri-cho

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Shigisan castle was a Japanese castle of the Sengoku period, controlled by the Kizawa and Matsunaga clans.LocationThe castle was located atop Mount Shigi, on the border of Japan's Kawachi and Yamato provinces (today Nara prefecture). The shugo (shogunal governors) and later daimyo of Yamato province ruled the province from Shigisan, and wielded some control over the strategic passes between Yamato and Kawachi.The location was also significant for the temple of Chōgosonshi-ji, which sits on the mountainside, some distance below the castle. Shigisan is the central mountain of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, and is claimed to be the location where, in 587, Shōtoku Taishi defeated Mononobe no Moriya in the battle of Shigisan.HistoryThe castle was originally constructed in 1536 by Kizawa Nagamasa, who commanded it on behalf of the Hatakeyama clan, who held the post of shugo of Yamato province. It was repaired and expanded on in 1559, by Matsunaga Hisahide, who commanded it on behalf of the Miyoshi clan. It would grow to be roughly 700m from north to south, and 550m from east to west, and included a four-story yagura (tower or turret). In 1562, however, the daimyo of Yamato province moved to Tamonyama castle.
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  • September 30, 2017
    I wanted to visit again. From dark pass you have seen on TV, this time, popular, hike traversing 13 pass to Mt. Shigi. So, nature trail hiking trails here are so easy to walk and walk the road of safe is good. I thought along the way is to "observation deck rings the Bell 13 pass" distance is 20km8 time, but return Shigi mountains and temples tour visit a. At the Summit of Mt. Shigi is like a castle, but was not at all. From the ascetic temple one way is the empty bowl deity Temple located at the top and go up the mountain for about 20 minutes. View from the sky Bowl deity Temple is without doubt that excellent, good climbing, I think.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Buying bills said the sarcasm in good good God, because it was only visited it and had to do and felt very bad shrine is in a bad mood, could place was because I was looking forward to was
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  • July 6, 2017
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