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Odani Castle, Nagahama

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Odani Castle was a Sengoku period mountain-top castle located in the present day town of Kohoku in Higashiazai District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Only the ruins remain today. It was the home castle of the Azai clan and the mountain it was built upon was considered to be impregnable. However, the castle fell during Oda Nobunaga's siege in the Genki and Tenshō eras (Siege of Odani Castle).SignificanceOdani Castle is regarded as among Japan's Five Greatest Mountain Castles, along with Kasugayama Castle, Nanao Castle, Kannonji Castle and Gassantoda Castle. Now it is one of Japan's nationally designated historical ruins.
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  • Aim went time are afraid of driving mountain roads because of odani Castle bus operates limited bus. Sengoku guide station from the ruins of a Castle by bus, get off the bus guide who will guide you. Guide for you were elementary school children's efforts, made my day. It is very good initiatives like local love deepens. It is about stone wall remains as ruins. However, look at the terrain, can feel hard to attack the Castle.
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  • The 2nd "hiking Shiga 16 election. National historic site, odani Castle was visited following the Shizugatake. Visited once during the 20-year-old, but then went on the car halfway and did not look at all. We could all of the ruins of odani Castle. I'd better climb to Shimizu shrine next to the hiking route is 2. A little tight at first, but go to OTAKE (Kotani Summit) would be down. I would feel better historical ruins of odani castle looks down the mountain. If possible, exercise shoes with thick soles are the minimum required. Large stone is rolling on this road. Kyogoku Maru, Maru, salon, San no Maru, various information is all, recalling the bygone days. Biwako hall overlooks the Chikubu Island are spectacular. It is really worth hiking.
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  • Available only to the Castle because of bad weather. Not prepared properly and fairly is Kitui. Scenery is romantic castle had a nice age to comprehend!
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