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Nakano Castle, also known as Hino Castle, built in 1534 by Lord Gamou Sadahide (1508-1579). In 1582, when Oda Nobunaga was assassinated in Kyoto, Lord Gamo Katahide brought Nobunaga's wife and children from Azuchi Castle to Hino Castle for their safe
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The castle was abandoned in 1597. Only a few stone walls and shrines remain adjacent to Hinokawa Dam. This is one entrance to Nakano Castle. Map
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Path to Nakano Castle ruins
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Nakano (Hino Castle) in Hino, Shiga Pref. The castle was built in 1534 by Lord Gamou Sadahide (1508-1579).
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In 1582, when Oda Nobunaga was assassinated in Kyoto, Lord Gamo Katahide brought Nobunaga's wife and children from Azuchi Castle to Hino Castle for their safety. The castle was abandoned in 1597.
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Torii and steps to Inari Shrine
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Steps to Inari Shrine
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Inari Shrine torii
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Inari Shrine 稲荷神社
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Ryokyo Shrine 凉橋神社
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Well used by Lord Gamou
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Hinokawa Dam Park 日野川ダム公園The dam is right behind the castle ruins. These pictures were taken in early May when flowers were in bloom.
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Hinokawa Dam Park and Mt. Watamuki. 日野川ダム公園綿向山
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Hinokawa Dam Park 日野川ダム公園
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Hinokawa Dam Park 日野川ダム公園
 
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