Kitabodaiji Castle (Omi)

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It is thought that a battle mentioned in the Imaiki involved Kitabodaijijō. Kitabodaijijō was built by the Katō Clan as their fortified residence, and its ramparts enclosed a space of 80m² in a square layout. According to the Chronicles of Echi District, the Katō were vassals of the Sasaki-Rokkaku led by Katō Rokurōzaēmon.

Visit Notes

Kitabodaijijō is a castle ruin situated in a small village. The entire thing is now a bamboo grove with some shrines adjacent. I identified koguchi (gate) ruins and dorui (2m-3m high). Luckily there was a path into the bamboo grove. Tall bamboo can be impassable at times. Local children watched my movements with great interest.

  • dorui

Castle Profile
English Name Kitabodaiji Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江北菩提寺城
Founder Katō
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Echigawa Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 9 minute drive or 55 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Forest
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 8' 42.50" N, 136° 13' 54.16" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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