Echi Nakato Castle
Nakatojō was built as an impermanent fort, or jinshiro (fortified encampment), by Shibata Katsuie in order to besiege Namazue Castle in 1573.
This is a minor site. It seems there may be earthworks remaining, but these are on private property or otherwise buried beneath a tangle of bamboo. I felt there was little for me to accomplish here and moved on.
|English Name||Echi Nakato Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Yōkaichi Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 11 minute drive or 70 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 6' 25.52" N, 136° 14' 51.40" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|