Echi Touendou Castle
Tōendōjō was a fortified residence of a local clan. It consisted of two baileys separated by a moat, and in turn each bailey was moated. Details of who occupied the castle are not known.
Not much remains of Tōendōjō, but there is a stone marker to confirm its existence at what was a southern corner of the fort. An angled embankment with a hedgerow and modern ishigaki lining it covers this corner segment, and this represents the site's most tangible remains, dorui (earthen ramparts). The site is now a village and temples.
|English Name||Oumi Touendou Castle|
|Year Founded||Medieval Times|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Echigawa Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 7 minute drive or 35 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Aishou, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 9' 17.96" N, 136° 13' 3.83" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|