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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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  • But until now had come to the Museum at the foot of this riding bus constructed for the first time, a volunteer guide me on explanation, became a very good visit. Mt. Ibuki and Biwa Lake looks beautiful. Kawake station visited by bicycle. And eat around the small convenience store is not close in, had bought a rice ball or advance. Day I have dinner, got in trouble.
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  • Is the birthplace of the ASAI 3 sisters. While thinking of men fall in love with ASAI Nagamasa lived was washed in back in time a little bit of heart.
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  • Fewer people visited on the day it rained, so was a little scared in a mouth-watering bear mountain is the view from the castle is amazing. Buildings and stone walls is nothing, because the castle is pointless, there are signs and stones will remind us of that time. To visitors should be prepared for nothing.
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With accommodations ranging from traditional Japanese ryokans to Western-style high-rise hotels, Nagahama offers plenty of places to stay. The majority of the city's lodgings lie within walking distance from the station, also putting the main attractions at your doorstep. Traditional lodgings on the waterfront and at the edge of the central park are popular, with many providing onsite restaurants and luxurious private onsens. If you're traveling on a shoestring, a smattering of more modest complexes lies farther back from the waterfront, equipped with all the basic amenities required for a good night's sleep.
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