Yamanaka Castle

Yamanaka Castle, located at the northeast of Mishima city (Shizuoka Prefecture), was a Sengoku period mountain castle. Today there are no buildings or structures remaining. It was built by Hοjο Ujiyasu in the Eiroku era (1558–1577), to guard the western approaches to the clan’s primary castle, Odawara Castle. The site was also chosen for its strategic location overlooking the Tοkaidο, the main highway connecting the eastern provinces of Japan with the capital at Kyoto.

On a clear day you can see Mt. Fuji.

Photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com