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|Japanese Name=沖山の塁
 
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|Romaji Name=Okiyama-no-rui
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|Alternate Names=Okiyama Toride, Okiyama Rui
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|Founder=Chiba Yoritane?
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|Year Founded=15th C. (?)
 
|Castle Type=Hilltop
 
|Castle Type=Hilltop
 
|Castle Condition=Ruins only
 
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|Access=Nishi Takashimadaira Station (Toei Mita Line); 10 mins walk
 
|Visitor Information=park, open 24/7
 
|Visitor Information=park, open 24/7
 
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|City=Tokyo
 
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|Prefecture=Tokyo
 
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|Notes=The Okiyama Fort is part of the Akatsuka Park. There are a couple places identified on maps as possible trenches, but more serious study of the site is required to understand to what extent it was used as a fortification.
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|Notes=The Okiyama Fort is part of the Akatsuka Park. There are a couple places identified on maps as possible trenches and a side bailey, but more serious study of the site is required to understand to what extent it was used as a fortification. The castle is best visited in combination with [[Akatsuka Castle]] a 10 min walk away.
|History=Little is known about the Okiyama Fort. It extends across a ridge about starting about 700m from the base of Akatsuka Castle. The area of town at the point between the castle and the fort is called "Daimon" (Big Gate) indicating there was likely a gate here and showing that the two fortifications worked together as one large defense. As a borderland castle between Hojo and Uesugi lands it makes sense that this long natural hilltop would have been a strategic defense in times of unrest.
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|History=Little is known about the Okiyama Fort. It extends across a ridge about starting about 700m from the base of [[Akatsuka Castle]]. The Kamakura Highway ran through the narrow strip of land between these two fortifications and the most narrow point is an area called Daimon (big gate) indicating that there was likely a large gate here and showing that the two fortifications worked together as one large defense. As a borderland castle between Hojo and Uesugi lands it seems natural that this long hilltop would have been a good strategic defense in times of unrest.
 
|Year Visited=2019
 
|Year Visited=2019
 
|AddedJcastle=2020
 
|AddedJcastle=2020

Revision as of 00:08, 30 June 2020

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History

Little is known about the Okiyama Fort. It extends across a ridge about starting about 700m from the base of Akatsuka Castle. The Kamakura Highway ran through the narrow strip of land between these two fortifications and the most narrow point is an area called Daimon (big gate) indicating that there was likely a large gate here and showing that the two fortifications worked together as one large defense. As a borderland castle between Hojo and Uesugi lands it seems natural that this long hilltop would have been a good strategic defense in times of unrest.

Visit Notes

The Okiyama Fort is part of the Akatsuka Park. There are a couple places identified on maps as possible trenches and a side bailey, but more serious study of the site is required to understand to what extent it was used as a fortification. The castle is best visited in combination with Akatsuka Castle a 10 min walk away.

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Castle Profile
English Name Okiyama Fort
Japanese Name 沖山の塁
Alternate Names Okiyama Toride, Okiyama Rui
Founder Chiba Yoritane?
Year Founded 15th C. (?)
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Nishi Takashimadaira Station (Toei Mita Line); 10 mins walk
Visitor Information park, open 24/7
Time Required 30 mins
Location Tokyo, Tokyo
Coordinates 35° 47' 4.92" N, 139° 39' 1.62" E
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Admin
Year Visited 2019
Contributor Eric
Visits May 4, 2019
Added to Jcastle 2020
Friends of JCastle
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