Kokuryou Castle (Omi)

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Kokuryōjō was built by Kokuryō Munehisa in around 1560. Kokuryō Munehisa was a vassal of the Rokkaku Clan and fought with them against the forces of Oda Nobunaga. In the Edo period Kokuryō Nobuhisa, Munehisa's second son, became a hatamoto (direct retainer of the Tokugawa Shogunate), possessing 580 koku worth of land in Kōka. Kokuryōjō was likely already abandoned by this time.

Visit Notes

The site of is Kokuryōjō just fields today. Parts of the site may extend to the residential area to the south where there is a hall to Jizō, but its exact dimensions are not yet known.


Castle Profile
English Name Kokuryou Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江国領城
Alternate Names 川内王の邸跡・王屋敷
Founder Kokuryō Munehisa
Year Founded c. 1560
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields / shrine
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 11' 10.14" N, 136° 9' 54.68" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Masaki Shibata

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