Ohyama Dejiro

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History

Refer to Nakao Castle for details


Visit Notes

Refer to Nakao Castle for details on the routes into the castle.

Taking the trail from behind the Kyoto Korean School, you will first reach Oyama Mejiro on the way to Nakao Castle. You will find a few small flattened areas or baileys while ascending the slope but much of the castle has been heavily eroded over time. The main bailey has a good section of an earthen embankment around it. To the Northwest of the main bailey behind the embankment is a steep drop into another large bailey with some large stones and another huge embankment (kirigishi/dorui). This section in particular has some good views of the area (if they cut a few more trees) and lends evidence to the theory that it was used to watch over and defend from attack via the Yamanaka-goe pass. This area was the highlight for me but seems to be missed by many other castle visitors.


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Gallery
  • Horikiri trench


Castle Profile
English Name Ohyama Dejiro
Japanese Name 大山出城
Alternate Names Nakaonishi-jo, Nakao-jo, Nakao dejiro
Founder Ashikaga Yoshiharu
Year Founded 1549
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access 30 min hike from Ginkakuji
Visitor Information mountain, open anytime
Time Required 30 mins
Location Kyoto, Kyoto
Coordinates 35° 1' 47.32" N, 135° 48' 7.60" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2022
Admin Visits December 19, 2022
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