Home > GIFU 岐阜県 > Sekigahara 関ヶ原町 > Battle of Sekigahara Historic Site 関ヶ原古戦場

Most viewed - Battle of Sekigahara Historic Site 関ヶ原古戦場
218-IMG_0751.jpg
Samurai armor with matchlock gun bullet holes.1459 viewsCreated by an experiment with matchlock gun fired at the body armor at over 50 meters aways, piercing both the front and back body armor.
217-IMG_0750.jpg
Weapons used in battle1024 views
004a-IMG_2863.jpg
Sekigahara saw one of Japan's most pivotal battles on Oct. 21, 1600 (Sept. 15 of Keicho 5) between Tokugawa Ieyasu's Eastern Forces and Toyotomi Hideyoshi loyalist Ishida Mitsunari's Western Forces. 971 viewsIeyasu's victory in the Battle of Sekigahara sealed Japan's historical fate for the next 250 years. The former battlefield is dotted with monuments indicating the positions of various warlords during the battle.
This photo shows Mt. Momokubari where Tokugawa Ieyasu first set up his base camp for the Battle of Sekigahara. It is next to busy Route 21. A short distance east of Sekigahara Station. The former Sekigahara battlefield has numerous monuments.
206-IMG_0720.jpg
Unique helmets worn by warlords on the battlefield.809 views
203-IMG_0740.jpg
Explanatory map of the Battle of Sekigahara770 views
041-IMG_0637.jpg
Map of battlefield for Western Forces. Also see Ishida Mitsunari Birthplace in Nagahama, Shiga.718 views
204-IMG_0718.jpg
Statue of Lord Takenaka Hanbei 竹中半兵衛重治591 views
048-IMG_0686.jpg
Illustration of Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp where he inspected the heads of his defeated enemies.563 views
004c-IMG_2894.jpg
View of the Sekigahara battlefield from Tokugawa Ieyasu's first base camp at Momokubari.543 views
038-IMG_0635.jpg
Map on lookout deck.535 views
005-IMG_1590.jpg
Panoramic view of where the Battle of Sekigahara started. Most battle monuments are within walking distance from the train station, but they are numerous and spread over a wide area.531 viewsThe battle started at the foot of the hill on the left of the road. The small hill on the right was where Shimazu Yoshihiro was stationed. Mt. Ibuki is in the background in the middle.
008-IMG_1592.jpg
Banners mark the site where the battle started.526 views
202-IMG_0739.jpg
Explanatory map of the Battle of Sekigahara521 views
004a-IMG_2904.jpg
Ieyasu and his troops were here from about 6 am to 10 am on the day of the Sekigahara battle. He later moved closer to the front line as the battle was going his way. This is a National Historic Place. 桃配山 徳川家康最初陣跡511 views
213-IMG_0743.jpg
Warlord banners, left to right: Kuroda, Fukushima, Honda, and Tokugawa.508 views
004a-IMG_2903.jpg
Banners and a monument mark the spot on Mt. Momokubari where Tokugawa Ieyasu's first base camp was established during the Battle of Sekigahara on Sept. 15, 1600.484 views
006-IMG_1591.jpg
The battle started at the foot of the hill on the left of the road. The small hill on the right was where Shimazu Yoshihiro was stationed. Mt. Ibuki is in the background in the middle.483 views
023-IMG_0613.jpg
Defensive barriers on Mt. Sasaoyama, Ishida Mitsunari's base camp. 笹尾山 石田三成陣跡457 views
216-IMG_0746.jpg
2nd floor451 views
004c-IMG_2875.jpg
At the top, see the two large rocks which served as a table and bench for Ieyasu. 家康の腰掛岩と机石442 views
004b-IMG_2868.jpg
Steps going up to Tokugawa Ieyasu's first base camp at Momokubari during the Battle of Sekigahara on Oct. 21, 1600 (Sept. 15 of Keicho 5). Today it's just a small hill. The highway seemed to have cut through most of it.439 views
211-IMG_0741.jpg
Illustration of Mt. Matsuo where Lord Kobayakawa Hideaki was based.411 views
004b-IMG_2897.jpg
Steps going up to Tokugawa Ieyasu's first base camp during the Battle of Sekigahara.409 views
020-IMG_0665.jpg
Mt. Sasaoyama, Ishida Mitsunari's base camp, as seen from the final battlefield. 笹尾山398 views
210-IMG_0731.jpg
Ishida Mitsunari, age 41 at the time of the battle396 views
011-IMG_1626.jpg
Banner with Ukita Hideie's crest.393 views
026-IMG_0652.jpg
Ishida Mitsunari's banner with his family crest.391 views
007-IMG_1594.jpg
Path to the Kaisenchi or site where the battle started, at the foot of the hill straight ahead. 開戦地384 views
214-IMG_0744.jpg
Profiles of neutral armies383 views
209-IMG_0725.jpg
373 views
021-IMG_0606.jpg
Foot of Mt. Sasaoyama, Ishida Mitsunari's base camp. 笹尾山 石田三成陣跡366 views
022-IMG_0609.jpg
Foot of Mt. Sasao, Ishida Mitsunari's base camp. 笹尾山 石田三成陣跡362 views
215-IMG_0745.jpg
Profiles of Western Forces361 views
009-IMG_1600.jpg
Monument marking the site where the Sekigahara battle started. 開戦地353 views
004c-IMG_2879.jpg
Monuments marking Tokugawa Ieyasu's first base camp during the Battle of Sekigahara. The banners have the Tokugawa family crest.351 views
024-IMG_0614.jpg
349 views
212-IMG_0742.jpg
Warlord banners345 views
208-IMG_0726.jpg
Cannon343 views
010-IMG_1605.jpg
Monument marking the site where the Sekigahara battle started at 8 am on Sept. 15, 1600 (Oct. 21 Western calendar) with Ii Naomasa firing upon Ukita Hideie.341 views
039-IMG_0648.jpg
Sekigahara Battlefield, now occupied mainly by rice paddies, a school, and homes. 関ヶ原古戦場336 views
017-IMG_1642.jpg
Site where the battle started and Mt. Matsuo in the background.333 views
025-IMG_0616.jpg
328 views
042-IMG_0653.jpg
Monument for the final battle, about 1 km in front of Mt. Sasaoyama, where the fighting was the fiercest. 決戦地304 viewsThe left banner has the Ishida Mitsunari's crest and the right banner has the Tokugawa crest.
012-IMG_1610.jpg
Path to Konishi Yukinaga's station, near where the battle started.300 views
013-IMG_1614.jpg
Monument for Konishi Yukinaga's station. 小西 行長陣跡293 views
004d-IMG_2877.jpg
Monument marking Tokugawa Ieyasu's first base camp during the Battle of Sekigahara.292 views
201-IMG_0727.jpg
Sekigahara Town History and Folklore Museum 関ヶ原町歴史民俗資料館289 views
004e-IMG_2886.jpg
Behind the monuments is a trail probably used by Ieyasu's troops on Mt. Momokubari-yama.289 views
207-IMG_0722.jpg
Conch shell for battle.287 views
205-IMG_0737.jpg
Inside Sekigahara Town History and Folklore Museum 関ヶ原町歴史民俗資料館287 views
016-IMG_1622.jpg
Area around Konishi Yukinaga's position.287 views
037-IMG_0633.jpg
Lookout deck with a bird's eye view of the battlefield.286 views
028-IMG_0651.jpg
Barriers and steps looking down the slope.285 views
044-IMG_0667.jpg
Battlefield as seen from the final battle site. Thousands died here. The battlefield is a small plain surrounded by hills and mountains.283 views
004e-IMG_2880.jpg
Sign explaining that the two rocks below were said to be used as a bench and table for Ieyasu.281 views
069-IMG_1423.jpg
Well where the decapitated heads of Western Force leaders were washed.278 views
030-IMG_0621.jpg
Lookout deck on Mt. Sasao. 笹尾山277 views
014-IMG_1618.jpg
Monument for Konishi Yukinaga's station. 小西 行長陣跡273 views
027-IMG_0617.jpg
270 views
040-IMG_0647.jpg
Sekigahara Battlefield and Mt. Matsuo 関ヶ原古戦場268 views
004e-IMG_2876.jpg
Another smaller monument marking Tokugawa Ieyasu's first base camp during the Battle of Sekigahara.262 views
031-IMG_0622.jpg
Mt. Sasaoyama and stone marker. 笹尾山250 views
067-IMG_1418.jpg
249 views
029-IMG_0620.jpg
Steps up to the top of Mt. Sasaoyama.248 views
070-IMG_1440.jpg
East Burial Site, where the decapitated heads of the Western force leaders were buried. 東首塚248 views
200-IMG_0715.jpg
Sekigahara Town History and Folklore Museum 関ヶ原町歴史民俗資料館246 viewsNear Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp.
015-IMG_1619.jpg
Monument for Konishi Yukinaga's station. 小西 行長陣跡246 views
049-IMG_0701.jpg
Inside Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp244 views
062-IMG_1399.jpg
Monument marking Ii Naomasa and Matsudaira Tadayoshi's position. 井伊直政・松平忠吉 陣跡243 views
119-IMG_1676.jpg
Site where the battle started as seen from Shimazu Yoshihiro's position.241 views
104-IMG_1499.jpg
236 views
064-IMG_1413.jpg
East Burial Site, where the decapitated heads of the Western force leaders were buried. 東首塚234 views
102-IMG_1491.jpg
Banners mark the site of Todo Takatora and Kyogoku Takatomo's position.231 views
073-IMG_1458.jpg
West Burial Site for the corposes of West Forces leaders. Nishi Kubizuka 西首塚227 views
105-IMG_1500.jpg
Banners with Kyogoku Takatomo's crest.225 views
032-IMG_0624.jpg
Mt. Sasaoyama and stone monument marking Ishida Mitsunari's base camp.224 views
043-IMG_0659.jpg
Monument for the final battle. By 1 pm, Ishida's Western Forces fell apart, and Ishida fled the scene at 2 pm. 決戦地224 views
121-IMG_1688.jpg
Art park to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the battle in the year 2000. Near the Shimazu position.224 views
035-IMG_0630.jpg
Top of Mt. Sasaoyama222 views
071-IMG_1427.jpg
Memorial shrine222 views
045-IMG_0691.jpg
Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp at Jinbano 陣場野 徳川家康最後陣跡221 views
078-IMG_1474.jpg
West Burial Site, Nishi Kubizuka 西首塚219 views
066-IMG_1421.jpg
215 views
047-IMG_0698.jpg
Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp at Jinbano 陣場野 徳川家康最後陣跡213 views
033-IMG_0626.jpg
Mt. Sasaoyama and stone monument marking Ishida Mitsunari's base camp.212 views
117-IMG_1659.jpg
Shimazu Yoshihiro212 views
050-IMG_0705.jpg
Marker for Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp208 views
034-IMG_0628.jpg
207 views
074-IMG_1460.jpg
West Burial Site, Nishi Kubizuka 西首塚206 views
115-IMG_1645.jpg
Monument for Shimazu Yoshihiro from Satsuma (Kagoshima). Ishida asked for his assistance at 10 am, but was refused.206 views
113-IMG_1634.jpg
Hill where Shimazu was.202 views
114-IMG_1678.jpg
Shimazu Yoshihiro's position.201 views
100-IMG_1487.jpg
Site of Todo Takatora and Kyogoku Takatomo's position now within the grounds of junior high school. 藤堂高虎・京極高知陣跡200 views
036-IMG_0632.jpg
Top of Mt. Sasaoyama and stone monument198 views
046-IMG_0693.jpg
Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp at Jinbano. At 10 am, he moved here from Mt. Momokubari to be closer to the front line. 陣場野 徳川家康最後陣跡198 views
068-IMG_1422.jpg
192 views
118-IMG_1656.jpg
Shimazu Yoshihiro191 views
051-IMG_0707.jpg
Marker for Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp189 views
065-IMG_1420.jpg
Memorial tree189 views
072-IMG_1431.jpg
189 views
120-IMG_1679.jpg
Path to/from Shimazu Yoshihiro's monument.189 views
112-IMG_1638.jpg
Path to Shimazu Yoshihiro's position.186 views
101-IMG_1489.jpg
Site of Todo Takatora and Kyogoku Takatomo's position.185 views
107-IMG_1501.jpg
Site of Todo Takatora and Kyogoku Takatomo's position.185 views
116-IMG_1647.jpg
Monument for Shimazu Yoshihiro's position.185 views
060-IMG_1393.jpg
Ii Naomasa and Matsudaira Tadayoshi's position, near Sekigahara Station. And also next to Higashi Kubizuka.183 views
111-IMG_1546.jpg
Signs show the way and distance to the various monuments.180 views
106-IMG_1497.jpg
Rear view of monument marking the site of Todo Takatora and Kyogoku Takatomo's position.179 views
052-IMG_0710.jpg
Marker for Tokugawa Ieyasu's Final Base Camp178 views
061-IMG_1397.jpg
Monument marking Ii Naomasa and Matsudaira Tadayoshi's position.177 views
063-IMG_1409.jpg
Monument marking Ii Naomasa and Matsudaira Tadayoshi's position. 井伊直政・松平忠吉 陣跡177 views
108-IMG_1533.jpg
Site of Fukushima Masanori's position. 福島正則陣跡177 views
075-IMG_1463.jpg
175 views
077-IMG_1472.jpg
West Burial Site, Nishi Kubizuka 西首塚168 views
103-IMG_1494.jpg
Monument marking the site of Todo Takatora and Kyogoku Takatomo's position.168 views
110-IMG_1524.jpg
Monument marking Fukushima Masanori's position.167 views
109-IMG_1529.jpg
Fukushima Masanori's position and shrine.163 views
076-IMG_1467.jpg
Monument at West Burial Site, Nishi Kubizuka 西首塚162 views
079-IMG_1469.jpg
Monument at West Burial Site, Nishi Kubizuka161 views
 
119 files on 1 page(s)