Kinzan Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

金山城/アクセス・場所・地図(横瀬)由良成繁・国繁親子が上杉謙信の攻撃を何度も撃退した堅城 金山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Kinzan Castle (Oda Kinzan Castle)
with this castle Yuranarishige and kunishige hold a strong fortress against Uesugi Kenshin’s continuous attacks.

Kinzan Castle is a mountain castle built at the summit of Kinzan, which stands in the middle of Oda City in Gunma Prefecture.
It is said that it was built the Nitta family’s “Iwamatsu Iezumi” in the first year of Bunmei Era (1469).

金山城/アクセス・場所・地図(横瀬)由良成繁・国繁親子が上杉謙信の攻撃を何度も撃退した堅城 金山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the first year of Kyouroku Era (1528), “(Yokase) Yuranarishige and Kunishige” took the “Kinzan Castle” from Iwamatsu and boasted power in this area. It seems that Kinzan Castle in the Sengoku period was a solid castle such as rejecting Uesugi Kenshin’s attack 5 times.

金山城/アクセス・場所・地図(横瀬)由良成繁・国繁親子が上杉謙信の攻撃を何度も撃退した堅城 金山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Yuranarishige and kunishige followed the Uesugi Kenshin and continued to show dissatisfaction to the family name repeatedly while siding with Hojo. Then, when the Alliance collapsed, he went down to “Hojo Ugimasa”, and later spent the Sengoku period as Hojo’s side.

金山城/アクセス・場所・地図(横瀬)由良成繁・国繁親子が上杉謙信の攻撃を何度も撃退した堅城 金山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Tensho 18th year (1590), At the end of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Houjou conquest by entering Odawara Castle as Hojo’s side, fought agaisnt the Toyotomi’s army. He left a vassal in Kinzan Castle, but it is thought that Toyotomi’s “Maeda Toshiie” and other forces attacked and dropped out, then castle became abandoned.

金山城/アクセス・場所・地図(横瀬)由良成繁・国繁親子が上杉謙信の攻撃を何度も撃退した堅城 金山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In addition, Kinzan Castle is counted as one of the “Kanto Seven National Castles” and it is also certified as “Japan 100 Great castle”.
The remains of the castle are left with stonewall, temporary pasting, bending wheel, outer citadel, and ruins of Outermost region of the castle.

Kinzan district, Oda City Gunma Prefecture 373-0027


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