Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park]

Stone walls built by piling up raw, natural stones evoke a world of historical romance

Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park is located on the site of the ruins of Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle, which was built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi during the Siege of Odawara. The name Ichiya Castle means "One Night Castle", and comes from the legend that Hideyoshi made out that the castle was built during a single night, thereby catching the Hojo army by surprise. In reality, the castle was built by some 40,000 workers and took about 80 days to complete. The stone walls that remain today demonstrate just how high the level of technical skill was at the time, and also give an idea of how hard the work of construction must have been. The castle overlooks the Odawara cityscape and Sagami Bay, a view which is full of the romance of history. Perhaps the Sengoku commanders saw some of the same sights, too...
Posted photos Main Ninomaru ruins
Three photos Upper left Remains of the castle well, upper right Odawara cityscape from Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park, lower Remains of one of the stone walls
Address 1383-12 Hayakawa, Odawara City, Kanagawa
Phone Odawara Jo comprehensive management office
+81-465-23-1373 (Japanese only)
(Inquiry time 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays)
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Hayakawa Station", and walk along the Ishigakiyama Farm Road for approx. 50 minutes. (Alternatively, it is approx. 10 minutes by taxi.)
Approx. 15 minutes by taxi from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
Take the Hakone Tozan Railway from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Iriuda Station" and walk for approx. 60 minutes.
URL Odawara City
* Ishigakiyama Farm Road is a walking course with information boards explaining the lives of the warlords who took part in the events at Ishigakiyama, so you can learn a bit of history while enjoying a stroll.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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