Hanawa Castle was built by a retainer of the Takagi clan who ruled these lands from Kogane Castle. The Kogane Castle network was extensive through the area including nearby Maegasaki Castle. This castle was likely abandoned after the Siege of Odawara in 1590.
Very little to see here, even the remains are a bit of a stretch for the imagination but it's nice that it has been preserved as a park. It was a quick bus ride from Nagareyama Otakanomori Sta. on the way home from Moriya Castle. Be careful, there are few busses on weekends. I ended up walking back afterwards because the next bus was too long to wait.
|English Name||Hanawa Castle|
|Year Founded||16th C.|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nagareyama Sta. (Nagareyama Line); 25 min walk. There are also busses from Nagareyama Sta and Nagareyama Otakanomori Sta. (Tsukuba Express).|
|Visitor Information||Park, open any time.|
|Time Required||20 mins|
|Location||Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 52' 5", 139° 54' 13"|
|Visits||September 3, 2017|