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Kanayama Castle Remains, Ota

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Kanayama Castle, also known as Ōta Kanayama Castle and as Nitta Kanayama Castle, is a yamashiro located on top of Mount Kanayama in Ōta, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.HistoryKanayama Castle was built in 1469 by Iwamatsu Iezumi. In 1528, a retainer of the Iwamatsu Clan, Yokose Narishige (his family later changed their name to Yura), began ruling over it. The castle withstood sieges by Uesugi Kenshin in 1574, Takeda Katsuyori in 1580, and Satake Yoshishige in 1583. The Hōjō clan captured the lord of Tatebayashi Castle, Nagao Akinaga, and Yura Kunishige. The two brothers gave the Hōjō Kanayama Castle, under the condition that he be released. In 1590, as part of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's campaign against the Hōjō, Kanayama Castle was seized by Maeda Toshiie. Following this, the castle was abandoned and never used again. The castle's ruins (which have partly been restored) are currently maintained by the City of Ota.It was long believed until 1965 that the tenshu (keep) of Kanayama Castle was moved to Inuyama Castle by Ishikawa Mitsuyoshi in 1559. Such theory was disapproved as a result of examination through a large scale restoration work, involving the dismantling of the donjon of Inuyama Castle, carried out between 1961 and 1965.
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  • What remains? Please. A rebuilt foundation do not remains make. There's no trace of a castle. The title is intentionally misleading. If you want a decent nature walk, ok. Otherwise, don't waste your t...  more »
  • A lot of nature and an easy hike for beginners, it's good for young and old alike. Visit in the autumn for beautiful fall colors. Go to the nearby shrines or the Children's Land for more fun.  more »
  • Japan 100 certified Castle from the development progress. There are those who go by car to the Summit because of road up to the top, but I recommend the Gunma is parked at country child, walk, climb. Gunma route climb Kanayama castle ruins from the children's country splash pond opposite the Lily Garden at the back, include a panorama Chair at the summit station, adventure aside. There is a door for each route, contradict boar in the Park open by hand, always close, climb.
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  • If the Takeda Castle, Hyogo Prefecture West of Machu Picchu, Kanayama Castle's "North Kanto Machu Picchu". And I feel that. When I visited the trail resting volunteers travel guide and I from and talked the talk. With exceptional staff, so you want to visit again with binoculars.
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  • Nice Castle as well as earthy, stacked stone walls were built. Even in the narrow hills or rock pond or Baba song, hyakumeizan (百名山) Castle is. See all sides to move, left the Mt. Tsukuba, front sky and Kanto plain flat, followed by Vista is very good.
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  • Building of the Castle, but remains of the medieval fortress is packed and filled with. Beautifully restored, stone walls and stone pond. Fortress, overlooking the Kanto plain. Attacking from everywhere, even seems to understand in advance. Tokyo sky tree looks depending on the weather. And equipped with parking facilities and easy to reach by car. Learning in Kanayama Castle guidance facilities located at the foot of the mountain tour is recommended (free).
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  • Name is hidden. There is not too much, but remains thick giant is breathtaking. Today the excavation work done on a large scale.
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  • It is very helpful. See is beautiful still stone walls value is
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