Hatada Castle (Omi)

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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.

Visit Notes

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.

  • dorui

Castle Profile
English Name Hatada Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江畑田城
Founder Sasaki-Rokkaku Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Karabori, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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