Echi Hatada Castle
Hatadajō was built by the Sasaki-Rokkaku Clan or their vassals as a branch fortification of Kannonjijō. It was likely already abandoned or destroyed by the Azuchi Period.
Ahead of the Ten’ichi-jinja was a signboard about Hatadajō which promised actual remains of the castle such as dorui (earthen ramparts). My finely hewn castle senses immediately directed me to the rear of the shrine where I found my quarry, all three foot or so of piled earth. It seems strange but these lumps in the earth represent a medieval fortification! The site is now a shrine.
|English Name||Echi Hatada Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Gokashō Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 9 minute drive or 50 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Shrine|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Aishou, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 9' 8.78" N, 136° 13' 37.70" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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