Kuroi Castle

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Kuroi-jo was originally built by the Akamatsu Clan, a tributary of Akai Clan in 14th century. In 1575, Nobunaga ordered his confident general Akechi Mitsuhide to advance into Tanba province. Akechi surrounded Kuroi castle, and the siege continued over two months but failed. Akechi attacked again later and the cadtle fell in 1579. Akechi placed his trusted general Saito Toshimitsu as lord of the castle. After the fall of Mitsuhide, Hideyoshi placed his general Horio Yoshiharu in 1582, but next year Yoshiharu moved and at this time Kuroi Castle was abolished.

Visit Notes

This is a great mountain top castle. They have done a lot of clearing and you can see the layout of the castle well. There is also a great 360° scenic view of the surrounding area.

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Castle Profile
English Name Kuroi Castle
Japanese Name 黒井城
Alternate Names Hogetsu-jo
Founder Akamatsu Sandanori
Year Founded 1334 ~ 1338
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Next 100 Castles, Top 100 Mountaintop Castles, National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Kuroi Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line), 12 min walk to hiking trail
Visitor Information open any time
Time Required 120 mins
Website https://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/spot/1009
Location Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 43.75" N, 135° 6' 16.96" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor Andrew A
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38 months ago
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Updated to yellow for Akamon gate (will share some pictures later).