Nakato Castle (Omi)




Nakatojō was built as an impermanent fort, or jinshiro (fortified encampment), by Shibata Katsuie in order to besiege Namazue Castle in 1573.

Visit Notes

This is a minor site. It seems there may be earthworks remaining, but these are on private property or otherwise buried beneath a tangle of bamboo. I felt there was little for me to accomplish here and moved on.


Castle Profile
English Name Nakato Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江中戸城
Alternate Names 中戸陣城
Founder Shibata Katsuie
Year Founded 1573
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Yōkaichi Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 11 minute drive or 70 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 6' 25.52" N, 136° 14' 51.40" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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