Kanao Yogaisan Castle

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The castle was built by Fujita Shigetoshi as a satellite castle to Hachigata Castle. It has great views up and down the valley with a good sight line to Hachigata Castle so it would have likely been a location for a smoke signal tower as well. The castle was abandoned after the downfall of the Hojo in 1590.

Visit Notes

Kanao Yogaisan Castle is mainly known for being an azalea park and having good views down the valley. I don't think there were any signs pointing out the castle ruins. In fact, even with a good map it's hard to pick out any ruins. I don't often say this, but it's hard to recommend a visit to this castle unless you happen to be here and want to go up to enjoy the views. Nearby Hachigata Castle is a must see castle nearby.

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  • View from the main bailey
  • Main Bailey
  • Third Bailey
  • Looking to the Second Bailey and Main Bailey from the Third Bailey
  • View from the lookout tower in the main bailey
  • View from the lookout tower in the main bailey
  • View from the lookout tower in the main bailey
  • View from the lookout tower in the main bailey
  • Second Bailey
  • Main Bailey seen from the Second Bailey
  • View from the Second Bailey
  • Main Bailey
  • Third Bailey
  • Fourth Bailey
  • Second Bailey
  • Second Bailey
  • Tatebori trench
  • Arakawa River

Castle Profile
English Name Kanao Yogaisan Castle
Japanese Name 金尾要害山城
Founder Fujita Shigetoshi
Year Founded 1532
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hagure Sta. (Chichibu Railway), 20 min walk
Visitor Information park, open any time
Time Required 30 mins
Website http://yorii-kanko.jp/tutuji.html
Location Yorii, Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 7' 50.34" N, 139° 9' 2.56" E
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Added to Jcastle 2018
Admin Year Visited 2018
Admin Visits April 1, 2018

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20 months ago
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I came to Kanaoyōgaiyamajō on the way to Hanazonojō since there was no timely train from Tenjin'yamajō and I walked. There's nothing to see except for some cleared spaces which were once the castle's baileys. There is a lookout tower with views. Recently a roof has been built on it.


42 months ago
Score 1++
Nice shot of the river. This site is also called Kinoyama? The signs at the top briefly mention the castle as a branch castle of 鉢形城