Beffu Castle (Koka)
Beffu-jo is speculated to be a branch fortification of Ohhara-jo to monitor downstream traffic. It is also said to have a been a fortified manor hall in the Heian period. I suppose it could've been both, acting as a small fort or outpost in the Sengoku period. The castle was likely abandoned in 1585 after the Ohhara lands were confiscated by Hideyoshi. See Ohhara Castle for more information.
No ruins remain. Visited: 2019, uploaded: 2021, updated: 2022.
|English Name||Kouka Beffu Castle|
|Year Founded||Heian Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Kouka Station on the Kusatsu Line; 2 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; field|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Kouka, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 53' 58.02" N, 136° 12' 37.01" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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