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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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  • September 8, 2017
    This is the residence of Azai Nagamasa won a name as a Samurai. Across Mt. odani Castle was built as a fortress. Views of Lake Biwa and climb up to the top, the trail is quite Kitui.
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  • August 24, 2017
    100 is one of the Castle. By Nobunaga and Hideyoshi's Samurai drama, is classic stage drama "River". Climbing vehicles constructed trail until this area from the foot of the tough,, climbing about 400 m from the Castle proper mark. Views of Hubei province from the middle is very clean. Horikiri earthworks, and remains only a little stone walls remain near 10 kuruwa can be seen. Also thanks to the drama would staff the contents of the Samurai archives, volunteer guide it's tried, he listened to the explanation. On Saturday and Sunday at the foot of it is guided bus until constructed track. I would look while listening to the details around a castle would be a good. What are the bigwigs now available.
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  • August 12, 2017
    In summer time there are several trails to the fortress, so visit Kotani Temple and Museum at the foot of the rotate the next ascent. 3-climb 400 m level (3 hours? ) You must set aside time the climb.
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