Mount Komaki

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Mount Komaki
小牧山
Komakiyama.JPG
Mount Komaki
Highest point
Elevation 85.9 m (282 ft)
Geography
Location Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Climbing
Easiest route hiking
The Komaki City Historical Museum

Mount Komaki (小牧山 Komakiyama?) is an 86-metre-high (282 ft) mountain located in the city of Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. At one point, the mountain was topped with the original Komakiyama Castle, built by Oda Nobunaga.[1] However, in modern days, the entire mountain has become a historical park, well known for its sakura trees. The current castle was built in 1967, as a recreation of Nobunaga's castle.

Background[edit]

Mt. Komaki is located in the center of a vast plain, allowing hikers a clear view of the surrounding area once they reach the summit. Its base stretches for nearly 600 m (1,969 ft) from east to west, and 400 m (1,312 ft) from north to south, covering an area of approximately 21 ha (52 acres). The first Komakiyama Castle was built by order of Nobunaga in 1563; however, the castle became well known in 1584, during the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute, when Tokugawa Ieyasu used it as his base.[1] Inside of the park, visitors can find various castle ruins, including water wells and stone walls,[1] in addition to artifacts dating further back. Though known for the sakura trees, the northern part of the mountain is home to many machilus thunbergii trees. This is the only spot in the surrounding area where these trees occur naturally.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mt. Komaki: Chubu Wide-area Tourism Portal Site". Chubu Wide-Area Tourism Promotion Council. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 

Coordinates: 35°17′33″N 136°54′49″E / 35.29250°N 136.91361°E / 35.29250; 136.91361