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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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  • Went walking early in the morning near Ōta station is a moderate amount of exercise, invigorating vantage point, unfortunately, 拝memasenn sunrise. It was a trip about an hour and a half.
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  • Leave your car at the parking lot near the Summit and look book 見tsukemashi by chance in the display of the navigation system during the three-day weekend road trip, was standing in the car and in the net 100 castles has also become immediately went from 南曲 wheeled cabin walk slowly, about 10 minutes? Very rare pond was encased in stone walls remind us of that time, being a good stone wall and staircase from the Middle back guidance facilities at the foot had ritual or something to do so anyway did not expect at all to be honest good sense was a surprise to see the small building nice exhibition was well organized, very good is thanks for visiting this historic site and facilities are open free of charge
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  • If the car comes to the parking lot near the castle entrance, no cars and public transportation is poor. I walked from OTA station on Tobu line, but walked slowly while watching a temple along the way, however, took small 1 time to the castle entrance. However, it was worth coming. Kanayama Castle was fortress using the ridges of the mountains, Castle remained widespread. Each commentary Board, history and hiking are enjoyed at the same time.
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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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  • From the Learning Center in Kanayama Castle of beautiful buildings with when it comes to the Kanayama Castle! I went in feeling unclear. Fortress using the natural terrain was spectacular horikiri, earthworks and stone walls. Volunteers we also staff.
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  • A stunning castle ruins
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  • Ruins of a castle as well as the night spot is best
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  • 需要登一座小山,我自己是坐出租车上去的。