Kouka Beffu Castle
Traces of earth-piled ramparts along the river front, all that remains of Kōka-Beffujō? Maybe just my over-active imagination, but that's what I found on the site, though I can't positively identify them as having belonged to a fortification. Probably it was a medieval fortified residence. Though it's very close to a river, which seems like asking for a good flooding.
Most references to this site online say that not a jot is known about the site and that no ruins remain, and several sites list its location as being in slightly different places. Makes me wonder how anybody knows about it at all!
|English Name||Kouka Beffu Castle|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Kouka Station on the Kusatsu Line; 2 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; field|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Kouka, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 53' 58.02" N, 136° 12' 37.01" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|