Kouyama Castle (Nagato)

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Kōyamajō was the castle of Akine Tadasumi, a vassal of the Kotō Clan. With the ascendancy of the Mōri Clan, Kōyamajō was taken over by Kobayakawa Takakage, one of the Mōri Ryōkawa ("Two Rivers of the Mōri", refering to he and his brother, Kikkawa Motoharu, as Mōri generals).

Visit Notes

Kōyamajō is a hilltop castle site overlooking the Kanmon Strait. No ruins remain. I walked past the foot of the hill and took photos from the bottom. I didn’t climb up as the site is on private property. It is right next to the large Kanmon Bridge.

  • Castle Mount

Castle Profile
English Name Kouyama Castle (Nagato)
Japanese Name 長門甲山城
Founder Akine Tadasumi
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Norfolk Hiroba Station on the Mojiko Retro Train; 30 minute walk via Kanmon Pedestrian Bridge
Visitor Information Access Restricted
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Coordinates 33° 57' 45.14" N, 130° 57' 11.95" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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