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Mt. Karasawa Hiking

Travel Information

May

Mt. Karasawa is (唐沢山ハイキング) located in Sano city, Tochigi Prefecture. It used to be a mountain castle and the center of Sano city in the Samurai period. It is about 247m high and it takes about 3 hours for the round trip. It has a great view of the Sano area. You can also enjoy the ruins of the Japanese mountain castle.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and a restroom.

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


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Map around Mt. Karasawa Hiking

Detailed Travel Guide

Mt. Karasawa Hiking
Altitude: 247m
Course time: 3 hours.
Level: Beginners.

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.