Adachi Museum of Art is known for its collection of contemporary Japanese painting, however it is famous for its five Japanese gardens which are said to be the best in Japan. Adachi Read more [...]
Gassan Toda Castle, also known as Toda Castle, was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Yasugi Shimane Prefecture Prefecture. Gassan Toda Castle is regarded as one of Japan’s Five Greatest Mountain Castles. In 1195 Gassan Toda Castle was constructed by the Sasaki clan. In 1542 the Siege of Gassan Toda Castle occurred with forces led by Ouchi Yoshitaka laying siege and Amago Haruhisa defending the castle. After a long siege, Yoshitaka was defeated and withdrew to Yamaguchi. Gassan Toda Castle was abandoned in 1611 when Horio Yoshiharu moved to Matsue Castle. Today only ruins remain, plus a few reconstructed buildings.