Takahata Castle

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Not much of the history of Takahata Castle is known. It was likely the home the Hirayama clan. Takahata Toeimon was lord of the castle in 1590 when it was attacked by Hideyoshi loyal forces in the Siege of Odawara.

Visit Notes

The castle is located on the small hill behind the Takahata Fudoson temple. There is a walking path of 88 Buddhist statues that rings the hill. The top of the hill is the castle ruin. I actually did not realize that this was the family temple of Hijikata Toshizo of the Shinsengumi, so the Shinsengumi connection may appeal to bakumatsu fans as well. Kondo Isami is also from the area and there is a monument to the two of them.

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Castle Profile
English Name Takahata Castle
Japanese Name 高幡城
Founder Hirayama clan ?
Year Founded Kamakura Period ?
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Takahatafudo Station (Keio Line), 5 mins walk
Visitor Information open 24/7
Time Required 30 mins
Location Hino, Tokyo
Coordinates 35° 39' 36.61" N, 139° 24' 36.83" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2019
Admin Visits Dec. 27, 2019
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