Yamagami Castle

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The Yamagami clan were a branch of the Ashikaga who settled here in the 14th C. Yamagami Castle started as a fortified home around that time, but was likely built into the castle we see today in the early 1500's. In 1555, when Yamagami Dokyu was lord of the castle, the Yamagami fell to incursions by Hojo Ujiyasu. The castle was retaken by Uesugi Kenshin who put it under the control of the Oogo clan. The area was frequently fought over between the Hojo, Uesugi and Takeda. It is thought that it finally came under the control of the Hojo but was abandoned when the Hojo fell to Hideyoshi in 1590.

Visit Notes

A surprisingly interesting site. There are many more ruins there than I had imagined and you can see most of the structure of the castle. It is not far from Zen Castle so they can be easily visited together.

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  • Honmaru bailey
  • Sign
  • Sannomaru Bailey Entrance
  • Obikuruwa
  • Obikuruwa Bailey
  • side entrance
  • Obikuruwa bailey
  • Trench between the Ninomaru and Sannomaru
  • Sannomaru Bailey
  • Ninomaru obikuruwa bailey
  • Ninomaru
  • Ninomaru bailey
  • Honmaru trench
  • Honmaru trenches
  • North Bailey
  • Obikuruwa bailey
  • Trench
  • Trench
  • Trench outside the North Bailey
  • Trench outside the North Bailey
  • Trench outside the North Bailey
  • Trench outside the North Bailey
  • Trench outside the Sannomaru Bailey
  • Map

Castle Profile
English Name Yamagami Castle
Japanese Name 山上城
Founder Yamagami clan
Year Founded early 1500's
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Zen Station (Jomo Rail Jomo Line), 20 min walk
Visitor Information park, open any time
Time Required 40 mins
Website http://akagi-yama.jp/archives/29356
Location Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 25' 41.38" N, 139° 13' 39.90" E
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Added to Jcastle 2016
Admin Year Visited 2016
Admin Visits May 3, 2016

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