The lord of the land, Yuasa Muneshige, built the castle …. Find way to finish. From the Heian to Genpei period (Kamakura era), Nanbokucho period (Muromachi era) the Kisshu representative samurai based themselves in Yuasa castle for about 300 years.
Yuasa castle ruins
Altitude: 78m/relative altitude 58m Related areas: Mt.Koushinzan aka. Mt.Suribachi Present State: Within a forest Remnants: Kuruwa・earthen walls・trenches Main castle: Yuasa
Yuasa castle was built on Mt.Koshin around 78 meters above sea level deep within Yuasa plains. As the surroundings of the castle can be easily monitored, it is believed to have been a desirable location for the regional main base. In addition to the convenient location, it is said that the lower altitude strengthens the castle’s connection with the land and its inhabitants.
It is said that the caves (thought to have been secret passages) and tombstones belonged to those killed in action during the 4th year of the bunnan era when the castle fell (1447). Even now, kuwara, earthworks, and dry moats remain in their original shape, at the top of the summit.Nationwide, Yamashiro is considered to represent Japan’s middle ages.