Kuraji Castle (Koka)

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Unlike many other Koka Castles this was not a single bailey castle design (yakatajiro). It was built with small embankments encircling individual residences together in a "fish scale" like design or pattern. At least five such enclosures have been identified here but there were likely more. This style can also be seen at Uejo Castle (Koka).

Visit Notes

A few ruins of the castle embankments are mixed along the borders of several private houses and yards.

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Castle Profile
English Name Kuraji Castle (Koka)
Japanese Name 倉治城
Founder Kuraji clan
Year Founded 15th C.
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Konan Sta. (JR Kusatsu Line); 20 min walk
Visitor Information mostly along the roadside and private property
Time Required 30 mins
Location Koka, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 25.75" N, 136° 9' 48.42" E
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Collections Koka Castles
Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2022
Admin Visits February 25, 2022
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