Gobara Castle 郷原城
|Year||15th C. (?)|
|Admin's Rating||★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Location||Higashiazuma, Gunma Pref.|
|Access||Gobara Sta. (Agatsuma Line), 30 min walk|
|Visited||April 29, 2016|
|Visitor Info.||Mountain trails, open any time | Time Required: 15 mins|
|History||The full history of Gobara Castle is unknown. It was likely built as a satellite defense to Iwabitsu Castle covering the rear entrance or Karamete entrance. With building Seiryuin, the fortified palace intended for Takeda Katsuyori, the defenses may have been fortified as well because Gobara Castle would have been a vital defense for Seiryuin too. It was originally thought that the castle was little more than a check point, but recent studies have shown it to have been a more well developed castle with multiple baileys, earthen bridge and trenches around.|
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Higashiazuma, Gunma Pref.