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Kasugayama Castle, Joetsu

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Kasugayama Castle was the primary fortress of the Japanese warlord Uesugi Kenshin during the Sengoku period. It is situated in what is now the city of Jōetsu, Niigata prefecture, and was originally built and ruled by the Nagao clan.Uesugi Kenshin, who was originally Nagao Kagetora, became the lord of the castle in 1548.This castle was Uesugi Kenshin's departure point in his engagement with Takeda Shingen in the 1561 Battle of Kawanakajima.After his death in 1578, his nephew Uesugi Kagekatsu gained control of it, after a brief series of battles with Uesugi Kagetora, Kenshin's adopted son, over the inheritance. Twenty years later, the Hori clan became the lords of Kasugayama; but they decided it was not a good place to rule from, so they built a new castle at Fukushima and, in 1607, Kasugayama's last castle lords left.The castle is unofficially called Hachigamine Castle, the name Kasuga (lit. spring day) coming from a connection to Kasuga Taisha, a major Shinto shrine in Nara.SignificanceKasugayama Castle is regarded as among Japan's Five Greatest Mountain Castles, along with Nanao Castle, Odani Castle, Kannonji Castle and Gassantoda Castle.
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  • There is very little remnants such as stone walls had collapsed in the aftermath of heavy rains near the sannomaru kuruwa remains well maintained trail was scenic House, naoe House was so comfortable.
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  • Kasugayama Castle is a castle in the Middle Ages was in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture. Lord naganos in the Castle, known as Castle of the Sengoku warlord Uesugi Kenshin. Name the kasugayama comes to the shrine deity from the Kasuga Taisha Shrine of Nara Kasuga shrine. Uesugi Kagekatsu was transferred to Aizu after political centre of Fukushima Castle fortification near the port of Naoetsu in 1607 (0/1607) moved the kasugayama Castle is known that finished its role (kasugayama Castle was a castle), too strong images of Uesugi Kenshin and naoe kanetsugu, Uesugi = Kasuga Castle. A strong Citadel using a complex natural terrain, impregnable was told Japan's famous. Karahori and earthworks, including numerous still and counted Japan hyakumeizan (百名山) Castle, are national treasures. On the hillside 0/1969, Taiga drama Kenshin public statue was erected according to the broadcasting of "heaven and Earth". Is the shortest route from Kenshin public statue Kasuga shrine through the Castle, come down through the East and is about 1 hour. It took us 1 hour 30 minutes. Be sure to bring the water.
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  • 战国时代上杉家的据点,城址在山上,需要徒步游览;游客不多,可较好饱览山上景色;美中不足在于交通只有公车,而且班次很少,需要提前查好再前往,否则需要步行至电车站,刚爬完山会很吃力 
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