Koibuchi Castle

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Edo Michishige built Koibuchijō during the Muromachi period, taking the name Koibuchi. The castle are was once quite vast, being expanded upon over time. It was protected with karabori (dry moats) and dorui (earthen ramparts), including double moats in parts. The Edo Clan was wiped out by the Satake Clan in 1590.

Visit Notes

Some overgrown embankments can be discerned, hinting at the layout of the castle. Otherwise there is not much to see of the castle but the site is also the location of a 17th century dwelling of a jizamurai family, the Nakazaki. Given the difference in time periods, the dwelling is not linked to the castle. The site also now hosts a shrine, Kashima-jinja.

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  • Embankments and field
  • Emnbankment and grove

Castle Profile
English Name Koibuchi Castle
Japanese Name 鯉淵城
Founder Edo Clan
Year Founded 14th Century
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations has Important Cultural Properties
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori, Double Moats
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Uchihara Station on the Joban Line
Visitor Information Free, 24/7
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 20' 58.09" N, 140° 22' 15.74" E
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Added to Jcastle 2018
Contributor ART
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