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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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  • The nagaizaka Castle Japan hyakumeizan (百名山), Kanto seven people counted in the Castle, stone wall with. A good restoration project has been a quaint as a robust defence. Somewhat far from the parking lot at the foot of the difference between the high and low and rocky, so you want to visit to with the care in the selection of shoes.
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  • Good weather can be reached in about a 10-minute walk from the Summit parking lot, very good vantage point at the top, so far the views can take a break at the Summit was the best cabin, benches, automatic vending machines, so sat down, slowly views
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  • Night view from the Observatory of the mountain is very beautiful. But it was very cold and clear winter, I feel more clean.
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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。