Ohmatsuyama Castle

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The only thing we know about Ômatsuyama castle is that it was probably built by Akiba Saburo Shigenobu in 1240. In 1331 Takahashi Muneyasu built the better known Bitchû-Matsuyama castle.

Visit Notes

Ômatsuyama castle is behind the better known Bitchû-Matsuyama castle. It is about 700m from that castle's tenshu(donjon). Several sign posts indicate the way. On site there is only one big panel with a map of the ruins and the history of the castle. You clearly can make out the 3 big baileys, as well as the horikiri, separating the ninomaru and sannomaru. There is also what appears to be the remains of a well.

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  • Map and marker of the castle
  • signpost to the site
  • Map and history
  • Well
  • trail to honmaru
  • Honmaru
  • Looking towards the ninomaru from the honmaru
  • Ninomaru
  • Horikiri between ninomaru and sannomaru
  • Sannomaru
  • In sub-bailey with sannomaru on the left
  • Model of the castle

Castle Profile
English Name Ohmatsuyama Castle
Japanese Name 大松山城
Founder Akiba Saburo Shigenobu
Year Founded 1240
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access This castle site is further behind Bitchû-Matsuyama castle, when coming from Bitchû-Takahashi station
Visitor Information free access
Time Required 30min on site
Location Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 48' 50.40" N, 133° 37' 22.40" E
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Added to Jcastle 2024
Contributor Furinkazan
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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