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Ishishio Castle [1/4] Harima Guardian Akamatsu’s main castle, the stone fortress remains.

Ishishio Castle [1/4] Harima Guardian Akamatsu’s main castle, the stone fortress remains.

The castle of the Sengoku daimyo Akamatsu, which boasted a large force in the Muromachi period and Warring States Period in the Nishi-Harima district, was a huge mountain fortress composed of a huge castle and a tower that was defended by Horikiri and the stone walls of the summit area of 370m at altitude. Mr. Akamatsu surrendered in the Harima invasion by the Oda Army (general of Hashiba Hideyoshi) of the Tensho period, and after a while the castle became a disposition (Castle discount), and the building of the castle and the stone wall were taken away to Himeji Castle. Now, there is a huge wall of the earth and Horikiri, and the walls of the walled stone remain untouched. In recent excavations, it is thought that the cornerstone building ruins and the garden ruins were found, and a huge, graceful mansion was set up on the mountain. The current official pronunciation of historical sites is “Dioramansion Jo”, but some materials may be written as “Shijojo”.

Basic Data >
Name: Okshio Castle (Wikipedia)
● Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture ( map )
● Main building: Masanori Akamatsu
-Castle: Civilization Year (1469)?
-Remains: soil base, Horikiri, vertical moat, Ishigaki, Melody ring

Date of Visit: February, 2016
The visit to the castle of the city is one , two , three , four .

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About 10km to the north from Himeji Castle, there is the castle ruins on the mountain along the Yumago River. It is OK if advancing aiming at the Hitokura shrine at the foot of the mountain shrine.

ojio-8040a-8399There is a climbing gate along the road running to the east side of the Yumago River. The stone monument came into view.

ojio-8041a-8398One of the country designated historic Site “Akamatsu Castle ruins”, a splendid signboard of the castle ruins. There is also an explanatory board with a monument and a figure in the back. By the way, the “Akamatsu Castle ruins” designated as historic sites refers to three of the ruins of the castle, the white flag castle ruins, and the Sekiyama castle ruins .

ojio-8042a-8395Historical Site Akamatsu Mr. Castle ruins of the castle ruins explanation board. It takes about 40 minutes to reach the summit. The time now is 10:30 am. According to the material, the ratio is about 310m high. Let’s yell.

ojio-8043a-8394Open the fence to avoid the beast. Please open freely. I’ll close it when I open it.

ojio-8044a-8393The trail of the mountain ruins is eighteen. It is about 110m. 18 * 110 = 1980m. It’s about 2km of climbing. ( Reference: Wikipedia ).

ojio-8050The slope starts at a dash when advancing for a while. Stone is rumbling on the ground. It used to be a stone pavement, but it doesn’t seem to be. It might have been a mountain where the rock was exposed.

ojio-8053It might have been this way, the wall of the ground base remains on the left and right of the road, and the mountain path which digs in the center continues.

ojio-8054Occasionally, a stone monument is built that shows such a rough distance. Note that it is a notation (distance) rather than a combination (percentage). The goal is “eighteen Ding” as seen in the beginning.

ojio-8055The stone monument is the main because there is not much to see until eighteen ding. Ebisujimacho


ojio-8061There was a good view in this area. You can see the Yummae River meandering through the mountains.

ojio-8064sTen. Less than half.

ojio-8067A charcoal kiln mark. Early Showa period.

ojio-8069Fourteen ding. Finally, the slope becomes sudden.

ojio-8071Sixteen Ding.

ojio-8072Jun. A little more!

ojio-8073a-8091Let’s make a detour a little because “South tune group” remains in the front of it although it is 18 ding and the goal (entrance of the castle ruins) when going up this slope. When the slope is straight up, eighteen ding and turning to the right are the south of the wheel group.

ojio-8074sTo the way to the back of this right.

ojio-8075The melody seems to be built gradually along the ridge. To the first wheel.

ojio-8076It is quite a cutting condition. Because it was a mountain trail all the time, it came here and the ruins which seemed to be castles are seen and vigor returns.

ojio-8078Looking down at the bottom of the wheel. There is quite a height. It would be spectacular to look up this base from below. I’ll get down later.

ojio-8083It might have been wound in the circumference of the tune Ring of the South song Ring group before, and the trace which seemed to be masonry remained though it was only a part. 3 4 Masonry of soil, about a stage?

ojio-8084To the south-tune group and the lower tune wheel.

ojio-8086It might be the cornerstone that once supported the building, or a stone is rumbling in the flat part.

ojio-8088The stone is rumblings around the slope of the tip of the ring. I continue to walk while thinking that the masonry might come out when I remove the dead leaf.

ojio-8090The melody on the top is looked up from the tune Circle under the South Melody Group. It’s so easy to climb.

ojio-8095sBack to the slope. As soon as it rises, the stone monument is eighteen. Many thanks did. This is the entrance of the main Guo group of the castle ruins. The time now is 11:20 am. It was a journey of about 50 minutes because it had stopped by the South Tune group. It would have been about 40 minutes as it was in the explanation board of the trailhead almost if it climbed straight.

ojio-8096a-8391The-Hyochu of the castle ruins and the explanation board of the rope-clad figure are seen in the interior. First of all, let’s enter the right wheel on the-Hyochu.

ojio-8097It’s a pretty wide melody. The stone is rumbling, and the surroundings are enclosed by the ground base. It comes up from the Mountain trail (except the south-wheel group which is a defense base along the ridge) and it falls on the first big inflection wheel.

ojio-8102The stone wall ruins are dotted like this when strolling around the raised melody. It might have been built so that the stone wall of six-seven stages was surrounded by the circumference of the tune ring while a small swing.

ojio-8104Ishishio Castle remains. It is rough piling up the stone which divides roughly and the surface is flat.

ojio-8106The stone wall traces were left here and there when the circumference of the tune circle was turned around a little.

ojio-8107a-8310Then, let’s go to see the explanation board of the rope figure which looked to the back of the road.

ojio-8108a-8311Map of the castle ruins. It is a structure that the tune ring spreads along the ridge in three directions centering on “The South Tune Group” that the melody group which extends to the bottom right saw first, and “Denbinaru mark” in the interior of the present ground. First go to the Honmaru traces of the back, while coming back from there Ninomaru traces, Denzo-maru traces, look at the great stone wall, follow the route to see the major gate traces remaining at the tip of the melody group extending to the top left at the end.

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Date of Visit: February, 2016
Photographic equipment: FUJIFILM X-M1 + XF14mm
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