Nemuro Peninsula Chashi Sites

Nemuro, Japan

Nemuro Peninsula Chashi Sites is a grouping of twenty-four Ainu chashi on the Nemuro Peninsula in Nemuro, Hokkaidō, Japan that have been jointly designated a national Historic Site, out of a total of thirty-two chashi sites identified in the city. The grouping is also the first entry on the Japan Castle Foundation's 2006 list of Japan's Top 100 Castles.

Typically found at elevations of 5 metres to 50 metres above sea level, they are mostly situated on bluffs overlooking the Sea of Okhotsk, reinforced with U-shaped or semicircular moats. Relative to many of those elsewhere on the island, their state of preservation is good. They are thought to date from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and are associated with the 1789 Menashi–Kunashir rebellion.



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Nemuro, Japan
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Japan


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wang dixson (8 months ago)
No. 1 in Japan's 100 Famous Cities is also the hardest among them. The transportation part was rented a bicycle from the Tourism Association this time, and there are many trails along the way. It took more than two hours to ride here, and the scenery along the way was very beautiful. The チャシ traces are related to relics, so there are no buildings, but there are ruins such as trenches. If you look closely, you may not see the characteristics of this チャシ trace. If you use the aerial camera or use the GOOGLE map to take an aerial photo, you will have a different view of the チャシ trace.
no to (8 months ago)
by car from Kushiro. I'm glad I was blessed with the weather! I sincerely thought. The scenery is wonderful as it is close to Cape Nosappu. I was able to see the moat trace (although it was overgrown). We recommend that you visit it together with the Nemuro City Museum of History and Nature. Parking lots that could not be searched by car navigation were guided by Google Maps.
ichiro ikeda (8 months ago)
5 minutes by car from Cape Nosappu. It seems that the parking lot and the information board have been maintained recently, so it is easy to understand and easy to access. However, if you ask me where I went, there are only flatlands and dry moats that look like those, and there is almost no difference from the desolate grassy hills around here. It seems that even experts have not been able to determine whether Chasi itself was a shrine, a fort, or a residence, so we cannot imagine what it was like at that time. The sea view from the hill is very nice though.
Michiko Yonezawa (11 months ago)
The remains of a fort? However, the view of the sea seen from the Wonnemoto Shashi ruins was beautiful. In early July, the Oyashio Current and the Kuroshio Current collide with each other, creating a misty landscape. And it's so cold.
ダイヤドラゴンワン (13 months ago)
No. 1 of the 100 Fine Castles of Japan The chashi (Ainu word for fence fence) around here is the ruins of the Ainu people. It is said to have a wide variety of uses such as forts and watch stands. Although there are many places, there are few places where you can go sightseeing properly, and the typical chashi are Notsukamuff No. 1 and 2 chashi and Wonnemoto chashi. There are no magnificent stone walls or cornerstones, as only the remains of what seems to be a moat have been dug. The stamp can be found at the Nemuro City Tourist Information Center in front of Nemuro Station. Check the map etc. at the information center in advance to check the places that are off limits.
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