Fujihashi Castle 藤橋城
Founder Fujihashi Clan (?)
Hojo
Year 1500s
Type Hilltop
Condition Ruins
Admin's Rating ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Historical Site Local Historic Site
Location Oume, Tokyo
Map Google Map
Access Kabe Sta. (Oume Line) or Higashi fume Sta (Oume Line), 35 min walk.
Visited May 24, 2015
Visitor Info. park open any time, it's also about a 20 min walk from Imai Castle. | Time Required: 20 mins
Notes While this is a nice little neighborhood park, if it weren't for the signs I would have had a very difficult time guessing there was a castle on the site. There's isn't much to see and I would only recommend it if you are in the area and have some transportation readily available. It's probably not worth the walk from nearby stations. I stopped by while cycling from Imai Castle to Katsunuma Castle.
History Some earlier records claim the castle belonged to the Hirayama clan, but the Hirayama clan were not leaders in this area so it would not have been logical. Some records from Hojo Ujiteru mention a Fujihashi Kosaburo as being a retainer of the Mita clan who were powerful in the area. This may have been a fortification manned by the Fujihashi, but little else is known.
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Oume, Tokyo
Fujihashi Castle views
Entrance to the main bailey Earthen embankment
Main bailey North side of the main bailey
North external bailey Path through the park
Main bailey Main bailey
View from the main bailey South extended bailey
West side of the main bailey Watchtower site
Earthen embankment West side of the main bailey
South external bailey