Izaki Castle

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The lord of the castle was Shiomi Toshikatsu, the third son of Shiomi Yorikatsu, lord of Yokoyama Castle. The wide baileys likely served as an encampment for a large number of troops. When Akechi Mitsuhide invaded the Tamba Region in 1579, Toshikatsu set fire to the castle and fled after the fall of Yokoyama Castle.

Visit Notes

Just across the river from Fukuchiyama Castle you'll find Izaki Castle atop a small hill with great views of the surrounding area. This castle is often considered an afterthought for people in Fukuchiyama with some extra time, but after visiting myself I think it strongly deserves more attention. This is a marvelous site with concentric baileys going up the hillside, commanding views of the river plain and well preserved trenches and embankments. They've cleared enough trees and preserve it as both a park and an historical site.

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Castle Profile
English Name Izaki Castle
Japanese Name 猪崎城
Founder Shiomi Toshikatsu
Year Founded 1532
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Fukuchiyama Station (San'in Line); 30 mins walk
Visitor Information park, open 24/7
Time Required 45 mins
Location Kyoto, Kyoto
Coordinates 35° 18' 28.55" N, 135° 7' 58.66" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2021
Admin Visits November 5, 2021
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29 months ago
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For me any yamajiro with trees cleared from the embankments and trenches is worth visiting, haha.