Karasawayama Castle

Travel Information


Mt. Karasawa is also the ruins of Karasawayama Castle. It is 247m tall. It is considered the best mountain castle in Kanto region, and one of the seven best castles in Kanto. Sano clan ruled this castle for many years, and the famous Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin attacked it many times, but it never fall. Unlike other Kanto Castle, it has stone walls. On the top of the mountain which is also the main bailey, there is Karasawayama Shrine.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and a restroom.

0. at JR Sano Station.
1. use Tobu Sano Line to Horigome Station.
2. walk north.

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Map around Karasawayama Castle

Detailed Travel Guide

Karasawayama Castle
Type: Mountain Castle
Constructed in: 927
Class: Ruins

The history of Sano castle has begun in 927. In 1180, the brother of the 9th lord of Oshu Fujiwara Naritoshi, became the castle lord of this castle and changed his family name to Sano. That is the origin of Sano city. Because Sano castle is located in a very important location, there are many Daimyo attacked this castle including Uesugi Kenshin, however, this castle defeated them. So, it was a very strong mountain castle.

Today, the main bailey has Karasawayama Shrine.