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Hiroto Uehara

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Setagaya Castle

Once upon a time, right in the center of Tōkyō's Setagaya Ward near the present-day ward office, there was a small fortress called Setagaya Castle (世田谷城).

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The ancient castle was located on the tip of a tongue-shaped plateau that stretched south from the hills between Gōtōkuji (豪徳寺駅) and Kyōdō (経堂駅) stations on Odakyu Line, surrounded by Karasuyama River (now a culvert).

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Nowadays, the former inner bailey (本丸 honmaru) is located on the grounds of the adjacent Gōtōkuji temple, and the south-eastern enclosure of the castle became part of the Setagaya Castle Site Park.

On that day, I took a ride on one of Tōkyū Setagaya Line's petite green cars from Sangenjaya to Kamimachi, and then I walked 5 minutes to the park.

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I got some time off for good behaviour this afternoon and visited it!
To be honest, I wasn't very impressed, the interesting forested bit was completely fenced off, and it sounded like someone was inside there playing a radio very loudly! Gotokuji shrine was much impressive. I got a good photo of all the cat statues and the autumn colours were excellent. There are also some pleasant 'green roads' (烏山川緑通 and 北沢川緑通) nearby that I also explored.
Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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