Yamazaki Castle (Saitama)
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.
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.
|English Name||Yamazaki Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Visits||January 19, 2020|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
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