Northern AreaYorii Town
Hachigata Castle ruins
Hachigata Castle is a typical castle from the Warring States period and selected as one of the 100 famous castles of Japan.
The castle is said to have been built in 1476 by one of the retainers of Yamanouchi Uesugi, the leader of the Kanto region, and later expanded to its current size in 1560 by the Odawara clan.
When the feudal lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi attacked and besieged the castle in 1590, the soldiers inside held out for one month before giving up, opening the castle in exchange for their lives.
After this incident, the castle was demolished and abandoned, but you can still see a large number of ruins that remain largely undisturbed, reminding us of the strong fortress of the past.
Historical and Cultural facilities
- Tourist spot name
- Hachigata Castle ruins
- Hachigata Yorii Town Osato-gun, Saitama Prefecture
- 048-586-0315（Hachigata Castle History Museum）048-586-0315（Hachigata Castle History Museum）
- Event information
- Edo Higan (Ujikuni Sakura) Illumination: Late March-Early April
Business hours / Fee
- Regular holiday
- When management is unavoidable
- Public transport
- 25 minutes on foot from "Yorii Station" on the JR / Tobu-Tojo Line / Chichibu Railway