Funayama Castle




The castle was once thought to be the home of Mori Motonari's half brother but that is not clear. It was most likely a satellite castle of Koriyama Castle. It was also the base for Sue Takafusa at the Battle of Koriyama.

Visit Notes

You can see a couple embankments and small trenches here. There is no map or sign pointing to the castle but there is a slight trail you can see from across the road by the sign about the castle. Follow the trail up and you'll find the ruins easily.

Funayama Castle and Tenjinyama Castle are two minor satellite castles around the side of Koriyama Castle (Hiroshima) at the end of a ridge connecting to Koriyama Castle. A kiritoshi, or road was cut away through the mountain ridge at this point and a small castle was built on either side of it for the Battle of Koriyama. I did not know about these castles until I visited the Akitakata City Museum. I had run out of time to visit Goryu Castle, so I walked the 1km over here around the side of Koriyama Castle to visit Funayama Castle and Tenjinyama Castle next to it.

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  • Funayama Castle to the left, Tenjinyama Castle to the right
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  • Horikiri Trench
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  • Embankment
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Castle Profile
English Name Funayama Castle
Japanese Name 船山城
Founder Mori clan
Year Founded 1500s
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access 10 min walk from the Akitakata City Museum
Visitor Information mountain, open any time
Time Required 30 mins
Location Akitakata, Hiroshima Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 40' 24.49" N, 132° 41' 50.57" E
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Added to Jcastle 2019
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2018
Admin Visits November 7, 2018

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