Oh'idefuru Castle

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History

Ôidefurujō was a clifftop castle consisting of two baileys separated by a trench, which is now filled in for farmland. This was the original base of the Ôide Clan. Once they expanded their control in the area the clan relocated to the new Oh'ide Castle located nearby. During the Nanbokuchō Wars the Ôide Clan fought with the Kiso Clan and were defeated by them.

Visit Notes

I passed by here, the former site of Ôidefurujō, or Ôide Old Castle, on the way to the ruins of Oh'ide Castle. Presumably this was the site of a fortification which existed before the more substantial Ôidejō, which is located down the road. There's not much here other than the shape of the terrain, which is a sort of cliff pocket - trenches on either side. The site today is now fields. Ôidefurujō is paired with Oh'ide Castle.


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Castle Profile
English Name Oh'idefuru Castle
Japanese Name 大出古城
Founder Ôide Clan
Year Founded Nanbokucho Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts trenches
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Sawa Station on the Iida Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Minowa, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 55' 52.36" N, 137° 58' 53.76" E
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Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2020


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