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Kiyama (Kagawa)
Sakaide, Kagawa, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Kiyama Castle (Sanuki), Jomon.jpg
Stone wall and Gate of Kiyama
Type Korean-style fortress
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 668-670
Built by Yamato court
Current
condition
ruins

Kiyama (城山 Kiyama?) is the name for the earthly remains of a castle structure in Sakaide, Kagawa, Japan.[1][2] Kiyama has been designated as being of national significance.[3]

History[]

Kiyama was built by Yamato court. Following the defeat of Yamato Japan in the 663 battle of Hakusukinoe by an alliance of Tang China and the Korean kingdom of Silla, Emperor Tenji ordered the construction of defenses against a possible invasion.[3][4]

There are little remains of the castle on the present day site, just some Stone walls and earthworks.

Access[]

Kamogawa Station (Yosan Line)[4]

Gallery[]

See also[]

  • List of Historic Sites of Japan (Kagawa)

References[]

  1. "城山 " (in Japanese). 香川のみどり百選. https://www.pref.kagawa.lg.jp/kankyo/shizen/guidemap/select/shigaichi/18.htm. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  2. "城山城跡" (in Japanese). 丸亀市. https://www.city.marugame.lg.jp/sightseeing/history/02/. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "城山" (in Japanese). 坂出市. https://www.city.sakaide.lg.jp/soshiki/bunkashinkou/kiyama.html. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "城山" (in Japanese). Sakaide cityofficial. https://www.city.sakaide.lg.jp/soshiki/nigiwai/kiyama2017.html. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 

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