Biwa Castle (Kai)

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Biwajō was built in the early 15th century by Kurashina Nobuhiro. Nobuhiro was an illegitimate sire of Takeda Nobumitsu. The castle was essentially just a fortified residence.

Visit Notes

No ruins remain of Biwajō, situated on a ‘tongue-shaped’ plateau, and the site is now agricultural land, mostly orchards.


Castle Profile
English Name Biwa Castle (Kai)
Japanese Name 甲斐琵琶城
Founder Kurashina Nobuhiro
Year Founded Early 15th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Enzan Station on the Chūō Main Line
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 44' 35.38" N, 138° 41' 35.84" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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