Sano Castle




Sano Nobuyoshi began construction of Sano Castle in 1602 after the Sano were forced to abandon their mountaintop fortress at Karasawayama Castle. In 1607 they completely relocated to Sano Castle. In 1614 their lands were seized and the castle was permanently abandoned.

Visit Notes

The Shiroyama Park retains the basic layout of the three central baileys of Sano Castle, but besides that there isn't much else to see. It's a quick stop on your way back from Karasawayama Castle to see where the Sano relocated. The Shiroyama Park Exit opens right up into the Sannomaru bailey of the castle.

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Castle Profile
English Name Sano Castle
Japanese Name 佐野城
Alternate Names Kasugaoka-jo
Founder Sano Nobuyoshi
Year Founded 1607
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Sano Sta. (Tobu Sano line), 1 min. walk
Visitor Information Park open any time
Time Required 20 mins
Location Sano, Tochigi Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 19' 6", 139° 34' 44"
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Year Visited 2007, 2017
Visits June 30, 2007; November 25, 2017
Added Jcastle 2007

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