Kuraji Castle (Koka)
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).
A few ruins of the castle embankments are mixed along the borders of several private houses and yards.
|Kuraji Castle (Koka)
|Pre Edo Period
|Konan Sta. (JR Kusatsu Line); 20 min walk
|mostly along the roadside and private property
|Koka, Shiga Prefecture
|34° 55' 25.75" N, 136° 9' 48.42" E
|Added to Jcastle
|Admin Year Visited
|February 25, 2022
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|Jokaku Horoki: Kuraji-jo