Gamou Funaki Castle

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History

Funakijō is thought to have been built by the Funaki Clan during the Nanbokuchō period. The Funaki Clan, founded by Funaki Tokinobu, were vassals of the Rokkaku Clan responsible for guarding the Funaki Barrier Gate. Additionally, Funaki was a port town managed by the clan. Funakijō protected vital waterways. In 1491 Funakijō was conquered by the Muromachi Shogunate in their war against the Rokkaku Clan. In 1556 Funaki Ujinobi fought against the Miyoshi Clan alongside the Mamiya Clan. The Mamiya Clan was an off-shoot of the Funaki Clan founded by Funaki Nobukage, a grandson of Funaki Tokinobu.


Visit Notes

A corner segment of dorui (earthen ramparts) remains at the site of Funakijō. Beneath it is the space where a moat would've ran. This 'castle' was a fortified residence. This site may also be called Okayama-Funakijō to distinguish it from another site of the same name in the same district, though that site uses slightly different kanji.




Gallery
  • Dorui remnant and moat trace


Castle Profile
English Name Gamou Funaki Castle
Japanese Name 蒲生船木城
Founder Funaki Tokinobu
Year Founded Nanbokuchō Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Hori-ato
Features
Visitor Information
Access Ōmi-Hachiman Station on the Biwako Line; 50 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Ōmi-Hachiman, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 8' 18.28" N, 136° 4' 30.47" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Masaki Shibata


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