Oh'ide Castle

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Ôidejō was likely built by the Ôide Clan as a relacement to Oh'idefuru Castle (the "old castle"). In the Futagi Family Records (二木家記) it is mentioned that the Ôide Clan were involved in the siege of Fukuyojō in which they defended the Fujisawa against the attacking Takeda force. At this time Ôidejō was perhaps used as a fortified base for a watchtower. The Ôide had served the Fujisawa for a long time, and as early as the mid-15th century Ôidejō may have played host to Fujisawa Arikane of Dewa.

Visit Notes

The ruins of Ôidejō, which was a stockades and earthworks castle, consist of dorui (earthen ramparts), karabori (dry moats), a kuruwa (bailey), koshikuruwa (sub-baileys), and an obikuruwa (a sub-bailey ringing a larger bailey). The site is quite compact and is adjacent to a stonemason's. In the main bailey is a signboard about the castle. The ruin appears from the roadside as a small hill or tumulus.


Castle Profile
English Name Oh'ide Castle
Japanese Name 大出城
Founder Ôide Clan
Year Founded Mid-15th Century
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori, Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa, Obikuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Sawa Station or Ina-Matsushima Station on the Iida Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Minowa, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 55' 34.28" N, 137° 58' 55.49" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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