Kouka Beffu Castle

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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.

Visit Notes

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!


Castle Profile
English Name Kouka Beffu Castle
Japanese Name 甲賀別府城
Founder ???
Year Founded ???
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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