September 16, 2016
Castle Day trip to Ibaraki Pref.
Obata Castle, Oda Castle and Tsuchiura Castle make for a nice day trip from Tokyo. I didn't realize it at the time, but there is also a nice bike trail made from a former train line that runs from Tsuchiura Station to Iwase Station that would take you by Tsuchiura, Obata, and also Makabe Castles. I may try this some day just for fun.
This is one of the most well preserved large scale Sengoku Period castle sites in the immediate Tokyo area and probably the best in Ibaraki Pref. Most of the castle structure remains and those huge trenches are really impressive. I wish I had someone with me to put in the photos for scale.
This site was reopened in late April 2016 after reconstructing much of the castle and building a very nice little museum.
A nice site with several buildings in a very small area. It's a short walk from the station so please stop by if you are in the area.Comment
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