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Miharu Castle

Miharu Castle (三春城) is located in Miharu-machi in the Abukuma Mountains, 10km east of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture. Being an old castle town, Miharu has many temples and a picturesque town center held in traditional Japanese style.

The castle lies on a hill called Shiroyama and faces the eastern boroughs of the town. Almost none of the original buildings survived, only the Hanko Gate (Hanko was a school founded by the Tamura clan) is still on display at the entrance to Miharu elementary school.

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During the Edo Period (1600-1868) the residence of the daimyō was situated on the grounds of the current elementary school.

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I was climbing the hill from there.

The inner bailey (本丸 honmaru) and the ni-no-maru (二の丸, second circle or compound) were located on...
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