Beffu Castle (Koka)

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Beffu-jo is speculated to be a branch fortification of Ohhara-jo to monitor downstream traffic. It is also said to have a been a fortified manor hall in the Heian period. I suppose it could've been both, acting as a small fort or outpost in the Sengoku period. The castle was likely abandoned in 1585 after the Ohhara lands were confiscated by Hideyoshi. See Ohhara Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

No ruins remain. Visited: 2019, uploaded: 2021, updated: 2022.

  • Possible Bailey

Castle Profile
English Name Kouka Beffu Castle
Japanese Name 甲賀別府城
Founder Ohhara Clan
Year Founded Heian Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kouka Station on the Kusatsu Line; 2 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; field
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Kouka, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 58.02" N, 136° 12' 37.01" E
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Collections Koka Castles
Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Masaki Shibata
Kogashira Kazuhei

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