Hiratsuka Castle

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The castle dates to a fortified home built by Toshima Chikayoshi in the Heian Period (794-1185). Hiratsuka Castle was the main fortification of the Toshima clan for many generations until they built Shakujii Castle in 1477 during conflicts with Ota Dokan. The castle was captured by Ota Dokan in 1478. Historical excavations have uncovered many artifacts supporting this long history. The only remnant today is the Hiratsuka Shrine.

Visit Notes

Following the ridge from Dokanyama you will eventually reach the Hiratsuka Shrine. The site is now the Hiratsuka Shrine.

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Castle Profile
English Name Hiratsuka Castle
Japanese Name 平塚城
Alternate Names Toshima-jo
Founder Toshima Chikayoshi
Year Founded Heian Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kaminakazato Sta. (Keihin Tohoku Line); 5 min walk
Visitor Information Park, open 24/7
Time Required 15 mins
Website http://hiratsuka-jinja.or.jp
Location Tokyo, Tokyo
Coordinates 35° 44' 46.25" N, 139° 44' 46.57" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2021
Admin Visits Dec 27, 2021
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