Ikeda Castle (Mino)

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Ikeda Tsuneoki and his son, Ikeda Motosuke, were killed along with Mori Nagayoshi at the Battle of Komaki-Nagakute. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, for their sacrifice, granted Ikeda Terumasa, Tsuneoki's brother, land here. Lord Terumasa built Ikedajō during the Momoyama Period.

Visit Notes

I had some time left before my train back to Matsumoto so I decided to check out Ikedajō in Tajimi. The site is now a shrine complex called Ikeda-Fudō. The fort ruin consists of some earthworks such as a kuruwa (baileys), koshikuruwa (sub-baileys), and horikiri (trenches). I saw a huntsman spider. It was a small specimen but still large enough for me to immediately see it moving down some stone retaining walls at the shrine.

  • Koguchi, Dobashi, Dorui, Horikiri ahead of Shukuruwa
  • Koshikuruwa (sub-bailey) beneath Shukuruwa (main bailey)
  • Shukuruwa (main bailey)
  • Koshikuruwa (sub-bailey) from above / shukuruwa
  • spidey

Castle Profile
English Name Ikeda Castle (Mino)
Japanese Name 美濃池田城
Founder Ikeda Terumasa
Year Founded Momoyama Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Koshikuruwa, Kuruwa, Horikiri, Dobashi, Koguchi
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Tajima Station on the Chūō Line; 30 minute walk.
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Shrine / Mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 19' 35.08" N, 137° 6' 27.79" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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