|English Name||Odano Castle|
|Year Founded||around 1587|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||National Historic Site|
|Historical Period|| Pre Edo Period
|Access||Takao Station (Chuo Line), 10 min bus for Kawaharajuku Ohashi, 18 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Park, open any time. There is a fence along the side of the park with a gate, that should not be locked, indicating that you can go through it.|
|Time Required||30 mins|
|Coordinates||35° 40' 6", 139° 15' 48"|
|Visits||April 15, 2016|
Odano Castle is often claimed to have been built by the Odano clan, who were vassals of Hojo Ujiteru, but there is no actual historical evidence to support this. It was built as a satellite fortification of Hachioji Castle to watch over the Jinba Kaido highway. In 1590 it was taken by Uesugi Kagekatsu just before the attack on Hachioji Castle.
A short and easy stop along with <a href="http://jcastle.info/castle/profile/41-Hachioji-Castle">Hachioji Castle</a> and/or <a href="http://jcastle.info/castle/profile/632-Jofukuji-Castle">Jofukuji Castle</a>. It's probably ok to visit any time of the year. The castle is designated a National Historical Landmark as part of the Hachioji Castle complex.
遺構は少ないですが、<a href="http://jp.jcastle.info/castle/profile/41-Hachioji-Castle">八王子城</a>や<a href="http://jp.jcastle.info/castle/profile/632-Jofukuji-Castle">浄福寺城</a>に登城するついでに簡単に行けます。多分どの季節でも大丈夫そうです。八王子城の一部として国指定史跡となっています。