Wadayamako Castle (Omi)

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Wadayamakojō was the fortified redoubt used by the Wada Clan to protect their main residence at the Wada-yakata below. It is unrelated to the later Wadayamajō built in 1560 after Wada-yakata was already abandoned.

Visit Notes

The ruins of Wadayamakojō are much more degraded than those of neighbouring Wadayamajō, but there are several features. The shukuruwa (main bailey) is a flat space of about 30m². Beneath it to the east is evidence of terraced slopes for sub-baileys, and a koguchi (castle gate).

See also Wadayama Castle (Shiga).

  • Bailey
  • Embankments
  • Sub-bailey

Castle Profile
English Name Wadayamako Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江和田山古城
Founder Wada Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Koguchi
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Sation on the Biwako Line; 40 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 26.11" N, 136° 11' 19.25" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Masaki Shibata

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