Kamagari Castle (Omi)

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Kamagarijō was the fortified residence of Lord Kawamagari, whose honourific title was 'Guardian of Iki Province'. He was renowned as 'one of the three great calligraphers of Ōmi Province'. The Kawamagari Clan were vassals of the Sasaki Clan. The Shimizu Clan were also vassals of the Sasaki Clan and they had their residences near to Kamagarijō, including the residences of Shimizu Genpachi and Shimizu Shirōwemon.

Visit Notes

Only place names, such as Horinomae ('Afore the Moat') and Horinōchi ('Within the Moat'), remain of Kamagarijō ('Riverbend Castle'). The site is now farmland, and the precincts of a temple and shrine (which were probably the same institution formerly); the shrine is Kawamagari-jinja. As the name suggests, the castle was situated within the bend of a river. The yamajiro (mountaintop castle) of Wadayamajō is nearby.

Also see Wadayama Castle (Shiga).


Castle Profile
English Name Kamagari Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江河曲城
Founder Kawamagari Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 30 minute walk.
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 13.44" N, 136° 11' 9.64" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
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Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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