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Nirayama Castle

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Nirayama Castle is a hilltop castle located in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture. It was constructed in 15th century. This castle was a very important castle to protect Odawara for Hojo clan. The conditions of the structures and bellies remain great. It has a great view of Mt. Fuji from the main belly.

Tourist Info.
There are parking.
There is no restroom.

Access
0. at Mishima Station.
1. use Izu Nirayama station to Izu-Nagaoka Station.
2. walk east 20 min.


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Nirayama Castle
Type: Hilltop
Built in: late 15th century.

Nirayama Castle is a hilltop castle located in Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture. It was a very important castle for Hojo clan to protect Odawara. There is no exact record who and when this castle was constructed. In 1590, When Toyotomi Hideyoshi attacked Odawara castle, he attacked this castle with 50,000 soldiers. However, Samurai of Hojo kept this castle for about 100 days with only 3,600 soldiers. Later, Tokugawa Ieyasu negotiated and they gave this castle to Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

The main belly is located on the top of 42m tall hill. There are 4 different bellies and all of them are remaining in great condition. From the main belly, it has a great view of Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay area.