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[Sekigahara Battlefield]

The final, decisive battle that opened the door to the Tokugawa's 300-year reign

The Battle of Sekigahara, a battle of grand scale that took place in Sekigahara in 1600, was fought between the Eastern Army led by Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Western Army under the command of Ishida Mitsunari. The result of this pivotal final conflict was a turning point that significantly influenced the later eras of Japan. The winner, the Tokugawa clan, took control of and maintained reign over Japan for the next 300 years. In the town of Sekigahara today, there remain a number of historic sites related to this battle, including the fields on which the first and last battles were fought, and the sites of the base camps of various commanders.
Posted photos Main A stone monument indicating that the place was the site of a significant battle that became a turning point in the history of Japan
Three photos Upper left The actual battlefield, where the flags of both Ieyasu and Mistunari are flapping in the breeze, upper right Shogiba, the site of Tokugawa Ieyasu's final base camp where heads of the enemies taken in the battle were examined to determine their identities, lower The bamboo fences and palisades for mounted units, recreated at the foothill of Mt. Sasao
 
Address Sekigahara Town, Fuwa County, Gifu
Phone Sekigahara Regional Development Division
+81-584-43-1600 (Japanese only)
Access Take the Meihan Kintetsu Bus bound for Ogaki Station from "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 30 minutes and alight at "Ogaki Ekimae". Take the JR Tokaido Main Line for approx. 15 minutes and alight at "Sekigahara Station".
URL SEKIGAHARA Tourism Website (Sekigahara Regional Development Division)
http://www.kanko-sekigahara.jp/en/index.html

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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