Kitasudayama Castle (Omi)

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A mountian redoubt of the Suda Yakata (Shiga) and / or later a branch fortification of Kannonji Castle.

Visit Notes

There is a small flattened peak and little else to see at the site of Kitasudayamajō. This bailey has a spur on the mountain ridge descending to the east, and I followed this down a little to check for ruins like trenches but found nothing definitive. There are large chutes which some castle explorers identify as tatebori (climbing moats). The route up to the castle may have come from this eastern ridge, but the Kitasuda-yakata is at the western foot of the mountain, so I don't know. The ridge has definitely been worked but I found it difficult to appreciate the fort ruins.


Castle Profile
English Name Kitasudayama Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江北須田山城
Founder Suda Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Tatebori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hike from Sasou Castle
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 9' 55.33" N, 136° 9' 46.19" 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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