Nagato Dohiyama Castle
Dohiyamajō was built as the residence of Dohi Sanehira following the Battle of Dannoura in 1185. The castle is later said to have been used by Mōri Tarō around 1350. Nothing remains today.
Dohiyamajō is a medieval site, but is not related to the later Edo Period sites clustered around it, and nothing remains. It is now a small park with a stone marker for the castle. I came here incidentally as it is between several historical sites related to the Mōri Clan in the Chōfu area of Shimonoseki Municipality.
|English Name||Nagato Dohiyama Castle|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Choufu Station on the San'yo Line; 35 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Park|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||33° 59' 45.46" N, 130° 59' 11.33" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|