Higuchi Castle (Omi)

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Higuchijō was a branch castle of Kadonejō between a confluence of waterways. Higuchijō belonged to the Higuchi Clan. The Higuchi Clan served the Hori Clan and, in turn, the Asai Clan. Higuchi Naofusa, a well-respected retainer knowledgeable in military strategy, raised Hori Hidemura after his father, Hori Motozumi, died. The Higuchi Clan had helped Hori Hidemura’s grandfather, Hori Yorisada, defend nearby Kadonejō during a siege.

Visit Notes

No ruins remain of Higuchijō. This picture is of an old house on the site. See Sakata Kadone Castle for more information.

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Castle Profile
English Name Higuchi Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江樋口城
Founder Higuchi Clan
Year Founded c. 1472 or earlier
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Maibara Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 1 minute
Location Maibara, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 19' 18.98" N, 136° 19' 36.62" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
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