Kasugayama Castle Ruins
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The ruins of Kasugayama Castle, once known as the home of legendary warring-states period general Uesugi Kenshin. A designated national historic site, it has also been named as one of Japan’s 100 major castles. While the exact period of its construction is unclear, it appears to have already existed during the Nanboku-cho Era (approximately 600 years ago). However, the expansive castle grounds, whose remains can still be seen today, are thought to have been developed later, under the direction of Uesugi Kenshin, Uesugi Kagekatsu and the Hori Clan. The ruins of the Honmaru Main Keep, at an altitude ht of 180 meters, provide a full view of the Sea of Japan, the Kubiki Heiya Plains, and the surrounding mountain ranges.
∙ Address : Daizu, Nakayashiki, Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture