Oumi Kitabodaiji Castle
It is thought that a battle mentioned in the Imaiki involved Kitabodaijijō. Kitabodaijijō was built by the Katō Clan as their fortified residence, and its ramparts enclosed a space of 80m² in a square layout. According to the Chronicles of Echi District, the Katō were vassals of the Sasaki-Rokkaku led by Katō Rokurōzaēmon.
Kitabodaijijō is a castle ruin situated in a small village. The entire thing is now a bamboo grove with some shrines adjacent. I identified koguchi (gate) ruins and dorui (2m-3m high). Luckily there was a path into the bamboo grove. Tall bamboo can be impassable at times. Local children watched my movements with great interest.
|English Name||Oumi Kitabodaiji Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Echigawa Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 9 minute drive or 55 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Forest|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 8' 42.50" N, 136° 13' 54.16" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|