Kita Tsuda Castle
Kitatsudajō was a branch fortification of Tsudajō, a hirajiro (flatland castle), and acted as the most fortified position in a complex of fortifications. The castellan was Wada Genba, a vassal of the Rokkaku Clan. Kitatsudajō also became a satellite fortification of Kannonjijō.
Kitatsudajō is a hilltop yamajiro (mountaintop castle) - you read that right - ruin located above the shrines of Ôshima-jinja and Okitsushima-jinja. Although the ruins are in poor condition and the site is now forested and a little overgrown, several baileys can be discerned, and the main bailey measures 40m east-west and 20m north-south. Earthworks ruins such as koguchi (gate complex) and kuruwa (baileys), including an obikuruwa (belt bailey), remain.
|Kita Tsuda Castle
|Pre Edo Period
|Kuruwa, Obikuruwa, Koguchi
|Ōmi-Hachiman Station on the Biwako Line; rental bicycle; the historic temple Chōmeiji is nearby.
|24/7 free; mountain
|Ōmi-Hachiman, Shiga Prefecture
|35° 10' 11.28" N, 136° 4' 54.01" E
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