Oumi Higuchi Castle
Higuchijō was a branch castle of Kadonejō between a confluence of waterways. Higuchijō belonged to the Higuchi Clan. The Higuchi Clan served the Hori Clan and, in turn, the Asai Clan. Higuchi Naofusa, a well-respected retainer knowledgeable in military strategy, raised Hori Hidemura after his father, Hori Motozumi, died. The Higuchi Clan had helped Hori Hidemura’s grandfather, Hori Yorisada, defend nearby Kadonejō during a siege.
No ruins remain of Higuchijō. This picture is of an old house on the site. See Oumi Kadone Castle for more information.
|English Name||Oumi Higuchi Castle|
|Year Founded||c. 1472 or earlier|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nearest station is Maibara Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||1 minute|
|Location||Maibara, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 19' 18.98" N, 136° 19' 36.62" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|