Kanao Yogaisan Castle
The castle was built by Fujita Shigetoshi as a satellite castle to Hachigata Castle. It has great views up and down the valley with a good sight line to Hachigata Castle so it would have likely been a location for a smoke signal tower as well. The castle was abandoned after the downfall of the Hojo in 1590.
Kanao Yogaisan Castle is mainly known for being an azalea park and having good views down the valley. I don't think there were any signs pointing out the castle ruins. In fact, even with a good map it's hard to pick out any ruins. I don't often say this, but it's hard to recommend a visit to this castle unless you happen to be here and want to go up to enjoy the views. Nearby Hachigata Castle is a must see castle nearby.
|English Name||Kanao Yogaisan Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Hagure Sta. (Chichibu Railway), 20 min walk|
|Visitor Information||park, open any time|
|Time Required||30 mins|
|Location||Yorii, Saitama Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 7' 50", 139° 9' 3"|
|Visits||April 1, 2018|
|Added to Jcastle||2018|