Yamazaki Castle (Saitama)

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History

Yamazaki Castle is a satellite fortification located about 250m from Yamada Castle across the Kamakura Highway. There were also a few other small castle ruins in the area that flank the Kamakura Highway but little if anything remains.

Visit Notes

While visiting Yamada Castle you should also walk up to Yamazaki Castle too. They're both in the same park along the same walking path. Unfortunately, there are no signs identifying this castle site. If you just walk along the path from Yamada Castle, you will run into a sign for the Kamakura Highway and soon run into some obvious castle-like trenches and embankments. This is the castle site. Hopefully the photos here will help as well. The design of this castle is a little less like most castles you've probably seen. There is a U shaped trench and embankment starting from the top of the hill and going down. On the far side of the ridge is also small bailey and lookout which is also appropriately positioned to watch rival castles across the valley.

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Castle Profile
English Name Yamazaki Castle
Japanese Name 山崎城
Founder Nieda clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shinrin Koen Sta (Tobu Tojo Line); 10 min bus to Shinrin Koen.
Visitor Information Musashi Kyuryu National Park - open 930-5pm in summer months, shorter in winter months, check website for details; 450 yen park entrance fee
Time Required 30 mins
Location Namegawa, Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 4' 27.08" N, 139° 22' 3.32" E
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Admin
Year Visited 2020
Contributor Eric
Visits January 19, 2020
Added to Jcastle 2020
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