Tenjinyama Castle (Hiroshima)

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History

The castle was once thought to be the home of Mori Motonari's half brother but that is not clear. It was most likely a satellite castle of Koriyama Castle. It was also the base for Sue Takafusa at the Battle of Koriyama.

Visit Notes

There are no signs or trails here, unlike Funayama Castle across the road. You need to just scramble up the cliffside to get there. Even with good shoes and a trekking pole I had a hard time getting up the slippery cliffside. I can't recommend going up here unless you really want to. It's also heavily wooded and hard to get around as you are constantly maneuvering around hanging tree branches and fallen trees.

Funayama Castle and Tenjinyama Castle are two minor satellite castles around the side of Koriyama Castle (Hiroshima) at the end of a ridge connecting to Koriyama Castle. A kiritoshi, or road was cut away through the mountain ridge at this point and a small castle was built on either side of it for the Battle of Koriyama. I did not know about these castles until I visited the Akitakata City Museum. I had run out of time to visit Goryu Castle, so I walked the 1km over here around the side of Koriyama Castle to visit Funayama Castle and Tenjinyama Castle next to it.

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Castle Profile
English Name Tenjinyama Castle
Japanese Name 天神山城
Founder Mori clan
Year Founded 1500s
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access 10 min walk from the Akitakata City Museum
Visitor Information mountain, open any time
Time Required 30 minutes
Website https://www.akitakata.jp/photolib/P07513.pdf
Location Akitakata, Hiroshima Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 40' 24.42" N, 132° 42' 1.19" E
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Admin
Year Visited 2018
Contributor Eric
Visits November 7, 2018
Added to Jcastle 2019


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