Ogawa Castle (Omi)

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Ogawajō measured 80m east-west and 150m north-south. Ogawa Suketada, a vassal of the Rokkaku Clan, was castellan of Ogawajō in September 1571 when Oda Nobunaga invaded. Sakuma Nobumori assaulted Ogawajō and neighbouring Shimurajō. Lord Ogawa sent out seven hostages to beg Oda Nobunaga for forgiveness. Surprisingly it worked and, although Ogawajō was burnt down, Ogawa Suketada would go onto to serve Oda Nobunaga as a general, eventually attaining territory of 70,000 koku as the lord of Imabari Domain. He fought at Sekigahara for the Western Army, fielding 2,000 warriors.

Visit Notes

There is a sign board about the castle but I could find no ruins.

Note: This is Ogawa Castle in historical Kanzaki County, Ōmi Province, not to be confused with Ogawa Castle in Kōka County, Ōmi Province, found here: Ogawa Castle (Koka).


Castle Profile
English Name Ogawa Castle
Japanese Name 小川城
Founder Ogawa Suketada
Year Founded Before 1571
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 12' 5.94" N, 136° 9' 53.39" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Tanbō
Masaki Shibata

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