An Onsen, a Castle and a 250 Million Year Old Cave in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan's Shoryudo Region
In 1573 Takeda Shingen, a rival lord, was leading an army of thirty-thousand troops through his territory. Ieyasu commanded a smaller force but he was well-supplied with gunpowder rifles. Shingen was not there to attack him. All Ieyasu had to do was remain inside the safety of his castle. Against the advice of his advisors, he struck a bad bargain with fate. He ordered his army to confront Shingen’s army in open combat.