Shibuya Castle starts with a fortified home of Kawasaki Motoie in the Heian Period. His son Shigeie took on the surname Shibuya. The castle is situated atop a hill with the Shibuya River along one side. The castle was captured and burned down by the Hojo in 1524. A stone in front of the temple is supposedly from the original castle.
Walking from the station and around the outside of the shrine, you can tell it would have been a good location for a castle. A nice rounded hilltop with good views of the area and a good water supply.
|English Name||Shibuya Castle|
|Year Founded||Heian Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shibuya Station (JR Yamanote Line); 10 mins walk|
|Visitor Information||Shrine, open 24/7|
|Time Required||15 mins|
|Coordinates||35° 39' 26.89" N, 139° 42' 22.68" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||2021|
|Admin Visits||Dec 27, 2021|
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