Nanbata Castle

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Castle Properties
English Name Nanbata Castle
Japanese Name 難波田城
Alternate Names Nanbata-shi yakata
Founder Nanbata Takanori
Year Founded Nanbokucho Period (1336-1392)
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period


Features gates, water moats
Visitor Information
Access Shiki Sta. (Tobu Tojo Line), East Exit, Bus for Shimo Nanbata, last stop, walk 10 mins
Visitor Information The park and museum are open 9am-5pm, the park is open until 6pm from April through Sept. Free admission,. Closed Mondays unless Monday is a holiday, also closed the day following a national holiday unless it is a weekend or another holiday. Closed for New Year's holidays.
Time Required 60 mins
Website https://www.city.fujimi.saitama.jp/30shisetsu/11nanbadajyo/sisetu-gaiyou.html
Location Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 51' 28", 139° 34' 2"
Admin Visits
Year Visited 2013
Visits Sept 14, 2013
Added 2014
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History

Kaneko Takanori built this castle as his home after being given the area called Nanbata. He took the place name as his new surname. In the early part of the Sengoku Period, Nanbata was allied with Ogigayatsu Uesugi. At this time, the castle was little more than a fortified palace. In 1546, the castle fell to attack by the Hojo and was put under the control of the Ueda clan. Around this time, the castle was fortified with 3 circular moats and developed into a Sengoku Period castle. The castle fell along with Matsuyama Castle in Hideyoshi's Siege of Odawara (1590). It was abandoned at this time and a temple was built on the site during the Edo Period.

Visit Notes

A surprisingly nice little park and museum. The old buildings that have been moved here or built for the museum make it worth the trip. The moats and embankments have been reconstructed based on excavations and historical records. The site is well signposted in Japanese, but you can ask for some basic English materials inside the museum.

Japanese Notes

意外と面白い城跡公園です。移築復元の建物もあり見応えがある城跡です。水堀と土塁は発掘調査によって復元されています。英語の資料は資料館の中でいただけます。

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Anonymous user #1

46 months ago
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thanks to find this tiny one.

looks well preserved and maintained pretty. with the environment. love to visit some day.