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.。:河口城跡・Kawaguchi Castle Remains:。.

2015.05.19 (Tue)

河口城跡

Kawaguchi Castle was built during the Nanboku-chō (Northern and Southern Courts) period as a natural stronghold at the top of the mountain by the Yamana clan, then the Houki region’s military governor. It became the site of a hard-fought battle during the Warring States period. Now, traces of the castle remain on the towering cliffs of the mountain. The forests and plains between the southern side of JR Tomari station and the remains of Kawaguchi Castle have been used as multipurpose forest reserve since 1991, complete with a walking trail.

河口城は、南北朝時代に伯耆守護職であった山名氏が山上に築いた天然の要害で、戦国時代の激戦場です。今はそびえ立つ崖上にその跡を残しています。JR泊駅南側から河口城跡にかけての林野は、多目的保安林として1991(平成3)年に遊歩道などが整備されました。

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