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Kaminoyama Castle, Kaminoyama
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Kaminoyama Castle is a hirayama-style Japanese castle located in the center of the city of Kaminoyama, eastern Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Kaminoyama Castle was the headquarters for the daimyō of Kaminoyama Domain. The castle was also known as "Tsukoka-jō".HistoryThe first castle on this site dates to the early Muromachi period, when the area was under the control of the Tendō clan. The area was contested between the Mogami clan and the Date clan, changing hands several times. The foundations of the present castle were built by Takenaga Yoshitada, a retainer of the Mogami, in 1535. However, after the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Mogami were dispossessed, and a new 40,000 koku domain, Kaminoyama Domain was created. Thereafter the castle and Kaminoyama Domain passed through a number of daimyo clans, often for only a generation or two, and its revenues were often reduced. Under the Toki clan, a donjon was built, but it was destroyed when the clan was transferred elsewhere in 1692. In 1697, the castle came under the control of the Fujii branch of the Matsudaira clan, which continued to rule over Kaminoyama Domain until the Meiji restoration.
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  • Visited a few years Buri on the fortress, scarecrow Festival was held. It was only you had previously joined scarecrow from around the world, as well as Japan, but now local scarecrow. It was so amusing and want it continue every year from this.
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  • Find old history. Like a vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Historical figures also have tried many! It was modern in the Castle!
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  • Bite kaminoyama Onsen station to leave and overlooking the castle on the Hill on the right. Unfortunately seems to mock castle, town and along comes good. While on the north side of the Castle Park and offers active-duty Samurai at that time, so let's also up for grabs.
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  • Wonderful kaminoyama castle! Valuable castle and interesting to people. Satisfied all service to the guest.
  • Interesting for historical story.
  • Inside the Museum is a content-rich than someone else's Castle. Hot air is weak. First floor somewhere in somehow like the world. I also put up here.
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  • On the castle is spectacular, but around the foot spot, kaminoyama city views from the parking lot of the Park. It is ideal for walks in the morning to kaminoyama Onsen.
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  • Cherry blossoms are in bloom went around April, was beautiful. A little Hill so you can look town. I think Park is a good size.
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