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Hachimanyama Castle
Ōmihachiman, Japan
Yahatahachimanjo09.jpg
Stone wall of Honmaru compound
Type Mountaintop style castle
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 1585
Built by Toyotomi Hidetsugu
Construction
materials
Stone walls
Demolished 1595
Current
condition
ruins
Current
owner
Toyotomi clan

Hachimanyama Castle (八幡山城 Hachimanyama-jō?) was a castle structure in Ōmihachiman, Japan. The castle is famous for Toyotomi Hideyoshi`s nephew Toyotomi Hidetsugu`s home castle.[1][2]

History[]

Hachimanyama Castle was built by Toyotomi Hidetsugu in 1585 under orders from Toyotomi Hideyoshi.[3] Azuchi Castle's materials were used in the construction of the castle, also Azuchi city's functions were moved to Hachiman city.[2][3] In 1595, Kyōgoku Takatsugu moved to Ōtsu Castle and Hachimanyama Castle was abandoned.[3]

Current[]

Hachimanyam castle is now only ruins, with some stone walls and water moat. Now Zuiryuji-temple is on Honmaru compound. Hachimanyama Ropeway services between the mountaintop and Himure Hachimangū.[4]  The castle was listed as one of the Continued Top 100 Japanese Castles in 2017.[5]

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. "八幡山城" (in Japanese). しがNavi. https://www.biwako-visitors.jp/spot/detail/884. Retrieved 23 August 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "豊臣秀吉の後継・秀次の悲劇を伝える城 八幡山城" (in Japanese). Lineトラベル. https://www.travel.co.jp/guide/article/25530/. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "八幡山城" (in Japanese). じゃらん. https://www.jalan.net/kankou/spt_25204af2170018170/. Retrieved 23 August 2019. 
  4. "八幡山城跡" (in Japanese). 攻城団. https://kojodan.jp/castle/127/. Retrieved 23 August 2019. 
  5. "続日本100名城" (in Japanese). 日本城郭協会. http://jokaku.jp/japan-top-100-castles/best-100-castles-of-japan-2nd-selection/. Retrieved 23 August 2019. 

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