Battle of Sekigahara Sightseeing Center
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Okay for history fans
This is another honest review. We went here because my husband is absolutely fascinated by Japanese history. I liked the scenery, and it was autumn when we visited so the leaves were changing - pretty! Honestly though, if it was me alone I wouldn't have stopped here. We were doing a road trip en-route to other places, but if you aren't a history aficionado I don't think it would hold the same appeal as it did for my husband.
Stroll the fields of Japan's most important Samurai Battle
If you like history and/or Samurai, a trip to Sekigahara is a pilgrimage that you have to make. The Battle of Sekigahara was the most important battle in Japan's traditional history. It effectively ended the Period of Warring States and ushered in the Edo period under the Tokugawa Shogun. Of course, the battlefields have not just been left untouched for four centuries, but certain spots are designated as historical sites. You can see the camp sites for major field commanders, the surrender site, and overlooks which provide information about the flow of battle and outcomes of campaigns. There is also a small sightseeing center that gives you the chance to don Samurai armor for a commemorative photo and pick up maps and brochures to guide you as you stroll through the fields where the battle took place. I do NOT recommend this place for folks uninterested in history or samurai since it is well off the beaten path, but for everyone else, this is a great destination!
1167 Sekigahara, Sekigahara-chō, Fuwa-gun, Gifu-ken 503-1501