Amidadou Castle (Omi)

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A historical document (『大洞弁天当国古城主名札』) lists the castellan of Amidadō as Lord Myōkan'in. It is believed that this is the honourific name for a clansman of the Takenaka Clan, and that the castle was centred on what today is Kōshōji, a temple in the village of Amidadō.

Visit Notes

The site of Amidadōjō today is now the village of Amidadō; there are several parks, temples and many rustic homes.


Castle Profile
English Name Amidadou Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江阿弥陀堂城
Founder Takenaka Myoukan'in
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 45 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 12' 7.85" N, 136° 9' 34.34" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Tanbō
Masaki Shibata

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