Following the same ridge line from Hiratsuka Castle you will find the Asukayama Park. Asukayama Castle was built as a satellite fortification of Takinogawa Castle, by the Takinogawa clan, a branch family of the Toshima. Asukayama Castle also fell to Ota Dokan in 1478.
The park/castle grounds also contain a kofun evidencing the long interest in this ridge. In the Edo Period, Tokugawa Yoshimune planted many sakura trees here making it a popular site for viewing cherry blossoms. There is also an original 'ichiri-zuka' or milestone marker along the road to Nihonbashi between Asukayama Castle and Hiratsuka Castle. Shibusawa Eiichi also had a luxurious villa at Asukayama. The park is like a theme park for history fans of any period!
|English Name||Asukayama Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Oji Station (JR Keihin Tohoku Line); 5 mins walk|
|Visitor Information||Park, open 24/7|
|Time Required||30 mins|
|Coordinates||35° 45' 1.69" N, 139° 44' 19.75" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||2021|
|Admin Visits||Dec 27, 2021|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Kojodan - Asukayama-jo|