Ogurayamagami Castle

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History

Ogurayamagamijō was built by Ogura Kataharu in 1499. It is now the site of a temple. The Ogura Clan were local landlords based at Ogura Castle, located across the Aichi River in Aichi District. They had a string of fortifications which included Ōmi-Ogurajō and Ōmi-Takanojō.


Visit Notes

Ogurayamagamijō is a castle site in East Ōmi, though very little remains of the castle structure. The castle was built on uneven elevation, making it a sort of clifftop fort (hirayamajiro / gakejiro). A ravine runs to one side which was likely used or augmented as a fortfication / trench. On the otherside of the temple which currently occupies the site is a road which climbs the hill side and so no ruins remains here. The temple's main entrance is at the bottom of the hill. There is a small marker for the castle at the temple entrance.




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Castle Profile
English Name Ogurayamagami Castle
Japanese Name 小倉山上城
Founder Ogura Kataharu
Year Founded 1499
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Hori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shin-Yokkaichi Station on the Ōmi Rail Man'yo-Akane Line; 15 minute drive or 140 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 4' 42.17" N, 136° 18' 1.04" E
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