Kojima Castle (Hida)
Kojimajō is said to have been first built by the Anekōji Clan in the Nanbokuchō Period. In that civil war Kojimajō was used by southern court supporters. In the Sengoku Period Kojimajō was occupied by the Kojima Clan but was obliterated by Kanamori Nagachika in his conquest of the area in 1585.
Kojima Castle is currently off-limits (sort of). The hiking trail is blocked off with electric wire. A road with a gate at the foot of the mountain can be opened and the long and narrow road thereafter leads to a fork in the mountains; taking the right here leads directly to the castle where there is space to park. However, the road is poorly maintained. The mountain is ringed with a fence to stop animals wondering into town. Gates in this fence are closed with a chain but can be opened. Bears are skulking around. Exercise caution if you visit.
|Hida Kojima Castle
|Prefectural Historic Site
|Pre Edo Period
|Kuruwa, Ishigaki, Masugata, Dorui, Horikiri, Yaguradai
|trenches, stone walls
|Sugisaki Station on the Takayama Main Line; 10 minute walk
|Hida, Gifu Prefecture
|36° 15' 6.16" N, 137° 10' 29.53" E
|Added to Jcastle
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