The picture above is what is known as a kuichigai guchi. The two moats are offset so that the route between them is like an S shape.
Mariko-juku was a well known post town at this point of the old Tokaido Road. Today, there is a bit of a touristy crafts center here and behind it is the start of the trail up to the castle.
|English Name||Mariko Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Top 100 Mountaintop Castles|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shizuoka Sta. (Tokaido main line), bus 20 mins, walk 10 min|
|Location||Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 57' 3.71" N, 138° 19' 41.27" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2011|
|Admin Year Visited||2011|
|Admin Visits||June 3, 2011|