Ibikitagata Castle

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History

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.


Visit Notes

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.




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Castle Profile
English Name Ibikitagata Castle
Japanese Name 揖斐北方城
Founder Yoshida Clan
Year Founded Early 14th Century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa, Kirigishi
Features
Visitor Information
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
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
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