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賤ヶ岳 Shizuga-take Mt Shizugatake

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Mt Shizugatake (421.9m) is located between the towns of Kinomoto and Yogo in Ika County, Shiga Prefecture. In the 11th year of the Tensho period (1583), Mt Shizugatake was the site of the battle between Hashiba (Toyotomi) Hideyoshi and Shibata Katsuie over who would succeed Oda Nobunaga.

Hideyoshi covered the 50km distance from Ogaki to Kinomoto in five hours, and he won the battle with the support of Shunei, known as 'seven spears in Shizugatake'.

It was soon after the battle of Shizugatake that Hideyoshi said 'It is now that Japan has settled down', for the period of civil war had ended.

From Mt Shizugatake, you can see Mt Ibuki and Kotani to the east; Lake Biwa and Chikubu Island to the south; and Yogo Lake of the Hagoromo Legacy to the north.

Mt Shizugatake is one of the best scenic areas in the Kohoku region, and one of the 8 great views of Lake Biwa.

Mt Shizugatake is the historic site that witnessed the turning point that led to the end of internal warring in Japan.

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Oto, Kinomoto-cho, Ika-gun, Shiga Prefecture, 529-0431
Mt Shizugatake

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