Tokura Castle

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History

Legend says that the castle was built by the Komiya clan, a member of local feudal group called the Bushu Minami Ikki. When Hojo Ujiteru succeeded to the head of the Oishi clan, Oishi Sadahisa retired to Tokura Castle. As hostilities between the Hojo and Takeda escalated, Tokura Castle became an important point in the relay of information to nearby Hinohara Castle which guarded an important passage to the Kai Region. It is said you can see Hinohara Castle from the Demaru of Tokura Castle, but it is too wooded today to see for yourself. Tokura Castle was abandoned in 1590 with the downfall of the Hojo.

Visit Notes

When you see the signs at the trail head there are actually two trails from here. One stays on this side of the stream going up to a small shrine, the other crosses the stream. You can also easily visit nearby Hinohara Castle which is on the same bus route in one day.
近くの檜原城も同じバスの路線なので同じひに両方を訪れると面白いでしょう。

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Castle Profile
English Name Tokura Castle
Japanese Name 戸倉城
Founder Komiya clan
Year Founded 15th C.
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Musashi Itsukaichi Sta. (JR Itsukaichi Line); 7 min by Nishi Tokyo Bus to Tokura Bus Stop, walk 5 mins
Visitor Information Mountain trails, open any time
Time Required 90 mins
Website http://bunkazai.metro.tokyo.jp/jp/search detail.html?page=1&id=588
Location Akiruno, Tokyo
Coordinates 35° 43' 33", 139° 11' 53"
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Year Visited 2017
Visits March 4, 2017
Added to Jcastle 2017


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