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Kanayama Castle Remains, Ota

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • Ōta Kanayama as hiking trails to the locals loved since ancient times. Low mountain of 239 metres above sea level. Familiar, easy I went the other day to bring parents to the 80-year-old who this year is turning feet outside the scope of interest, because there was no hiking just fine with the. It was a mountain offers a wide range of age groups match the stamina and leg strength, such as "child Psych Dragon" from the trail and almost to the Summit went by car to the "Castle". "Mountain Castle" a small stone wall were reproduced, but creating a mysterious space. Part of the stone wall is not restored even seems to have buried in the trail.
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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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  • 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。
  • Play old and face white vaginally. I love
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  • Such as bobsleigh, interesting adults and children can enjoy the playground
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