Imamura Castle (Omi)
Imamurajō was the fortified residence of Kamibayashi Tōkurō, a vassal of the Rokkaku Clan. It was constructed in 1568. In the village of Ima there used to be an elevated area which was the centre of the Kamibayashi Clan compound, but now no ruins remain, and the site is now fields. Place names like 'Oyashiki' are retained in the vicinity.
Ima Village is a lovely little place with waterways in front of and behind houses. These many channels prevent floods and fires. Unfortunately the fortified residence known as Imamurajō is long gone, and it has now been ploughed over. I have been unable to determine whether the castle also made use of these waterways, but considering other castles in the area did, like Ibajō (Iba Castle) and Kakimijō (Kakimi Castle (Shiga)), it's likely that it did.
|English Name||Imamura Castle|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Notogawa Sation on the Biwako Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 11' 16.76" N, 136° 10' 33.85" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki|