Nagato Kouyama Castle
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).
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.
|English Name||Nagato Kouyama Castle|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|