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Hachioji Castle

Hachioji Castle
(Musashi Province/Tokyo Metropolis)

Hachiouji-jo was built by the Hojo clan who ruled the Kanto region in the late Sengoku period. The ruler was Hojo Ujiteru (younger brother of the 4th Hojo lord, Ujimasa), moving from Takiyama-jo to the much stronger Hachiouji-jo which played the role to defend the border between Musahi and the neighboring Kai Province in the west.
He takes care of the political affairs at the lord's office at the foot of the mountain normally, but if a battle was to break out, a retreat could be made to the mountain castle and defended.
During the 18th year of Tensho (1590), Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Kanto invasion started, and Hachiouji-jo was surrounded by Toshiie Maeda and Kagekatsu Uesugi forces. Ujiteru was in Odawarajo at that time, and Hachiouji-jo lacked a ruler. His vassals defended the castle in his absence, but eventually fell to the invaders.

(2008/12/3 )

Hachioji Castle
The ruins of main gate
Hachioji Castle The ruins of main gate
Hikihashi bridge
Hachioji Castle Hikihashi bridge
Entrance
Hachioji Castle Entrance
The ruins of Palace
Hachioji Castle The ruins of Palace
Load to the castle
Hachioji Castle Load to the castle
Matsuki enclosure and Komiya enclosure
Hachioji Castle Matsuki enclosure and Komiya enclosure
Main enclosure
Hachioji Castle Main enclosure

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Musashi Province
Edo Castle
Kawagoe Castle
Oshi Castle
Iwatsuki Castle
Hachigata Castle
Sugiyama Castle
Sugaya Castle
Ogura Castle
Musashi Matsuyama Castle
Hachioji Castle
Takiyama Castle
Kozukue Castle
Chigasaki Castle
Shinagawa Daiba

Tokyo Metropolis
Edo Castle
Hachioji Castle
Takiyama Castle
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Hachioji Castle The ruins of main gate

The ruins of main gate



Hachioji Castle Hikihashi bridge

Hikihashi bridge



Hachioji Castle Entrance

Entrance



Hachioji Castle The ruins of Palace

The ruins of Palace



Hachioji Castle Load to the castle

Load to the castle



Hachioji Castle Matsuki enclosure and Komiya enclosure

Matsuki enclosure and Komiya enclosure



Hachioji Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure




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