Ichibajin'yama Castle (Koka)

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Ichibanjin’yamajō was a branch fortification of Ohharajō used by the Ohhara Clan. For more information see Ohhara Castle. In the Edo period it was a compound of the Kōka-gumi. In modern times a rail line was constructed through the site and the area has since been converted into residential plots. Only some dorui segments remain.

Visit Notes

If it wasn't for this site's extreme proximity to Hodarakujijō, I wouldn't have bothered even trying to find any trace of it. The website I was relying on to guide me to the remains of Ichibajin'yamajō proved out of date, as now it has been built over with modern family homes. I was able to find what might have been the dying ghost of dorui (embankment), now replete with choking bamboo, but that was all.

  • Possible Dorui

Castle Profile
English Name Kouka Ichibajin'yama Castle
Japanese Name 甲賀市場陣山城
Founder Ohara clan
Year Founded 15th C.
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Koka Station (JR Kusatsu Line); 3 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Koka, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 54' 8.71" N, 136° 12' 37.19" E
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Collections Koka Castles
Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Masaki Shibata
Kogashira Kazuhei
Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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