Ohmiya Castle (Suruga)

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Ômiyajō was originally the residence of the chief priest of Ômiya Grand Shrine. In 1561 it was taken over (or indeed constructed at that time) by Fuji Nobutada on the orders of Imagawa Ujimasa. In 1568 Takeda Shingen invaded Suruga from Kai, and Ômiyajō was captured by Takeda forces. During the reign of Takeda Katsuyori the castellans of Ômiyajō were the Watanabe Clan, vassals of the Takeda. With the fall of the Takeda in 1582, the Hōjō attacked and destroyed Ômiyajō.

Visit Notes

Ômiyajō is located adjacent to Ômiya-taisha in a neighbourhood called Motoshiro, which basically means ‘castle site’. No ruins remain above ground, though excavations in the past unearthed a 10m wide moat, as well as the remains of earthen ramparts, wells and buildings.

  • View of castle site from shrine area; it was on the elevated land shown beyond the lake

Castle Profile
English Name Ohmiya Castle (Suruga)
Japanese Name 駿河大宮城
Founder Fuji Nobutada
Year Founded 1561
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Fujinomiya Station on the Minobu Line; 13 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 13' 38.10" N, 138° 36' 42.77" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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