Ibikitagatajō is said to have been built by the Yoshida Clan in the early 14th century. The fort was built on a mountain where the Ibi River passes by between steep terrain.
Of Ibikitagatajō there are no ruins left of this fort apart from some baileys. It seems that it was chiefly used as a signal tower and not a full defensive bastion. The view is good and one can reach basically to the very top by car. The main bailey is full of cisterns of some kind which reminded me of Super Mario's land.
|English Name||Ibikitagata Castle|
|Year Founded||Early 14th Century|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa, Kirigishi|
|Access||Ibi Station at the terminus of the Yoro Line; 15 minute drive or 90 minute walk.|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Mountain|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ibigawa, Gifu Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 30' 26.50" N, 136° 32' 3.55" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|