Kuroi Castle

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History

Kuroi-jo was originally built by the Akamatsu Clan, a tributary of Akai Clan in 14th century. In 1575, Nobunaga ordered his confident general Akechi Mitsuhide to advance into Tanba province. Akechi surrounded Kuroi castle, and the siege continued over two months but failed. Akechi attacked again later and the cadtle fell in 1579. Akechi placed his trusted general Saito Toshimitsu as lord of the castle. After the fall of Mitsuhide, Hideyoshi placed his general Horio Yoshiharu in 1582, but next year Yoshiharu moved and at this time Kuroi Castle was abolished.

Visit Notes

This is a great mountain top castle. They have done a lot of clearing and you can see the layout of the castle well. There is also a great 360° scenic view of the surrounding area.


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Castle Profile
English Name Kuroi Castle
Japanese Name 黒井城
Alternate Names Hogetsu-jo
Founder Akamatsu Sandanori
Year Founded 1334 ~ 1338
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Next 100 Castles
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Kuroi Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line), 12 min walk to hiking trail
Visitor Information
Time Required
Location Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 43.75" N, 135° 6' 16.96" E
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Contributor Andrew A
Added to Jcastle 2020


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