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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  • Climbing pretty winding streets, arrived at the parking lot. Saturday afternoon, pretty car park was. I think that is the good thing about a difficult up and down my legs worse.
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  • Kindly guidance go by taxi from there to the ruins of a castle. Shape cuts the road at the Summit? The route goes to the shrine in the Castle proper mark. I have become from the Castle, pond, stone walls and reverse form was reproduced so brilliantly. Some routes have been closed, but still brilliantly horikiri. Please note that while descending on foot hiking routes and becomes slippery.
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  • Walking from the parking lot to go by car and stopped about 40 street signs and soon arrived at the old Castle. Japan 100 people in one of the Castle, is in an impregnable. Stone walls were restored and the pond said that Japan was a strange impression of ancient architecture of the Middle East or Europe more. The explanations are deployed in some places well in recovery efforts when it came about 20 years ago are the earthworks and moats that I can understand about restoration project. Lots of visitors and we were enjoying. At the top (and I mean back) new rice field God company are enshrined now in the Castle proper mark.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hawfinch flock gathered into a big tree. Hawfinch, lie, Japanese grosbeak, fringillidae, ATRI this year came Kumagaya athletic Stadium lot. Hawfinch. Will be seen one day lie, Japanese grosbeak.
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