Oumi Nagaoka Castle
It appears that Nagaokajō was a residence of the Kyōgoku Clan.
Nothing remains of Nagaokajō, which in any case appears to have been a simple fortified residence. I came by because I had some time to spare on the way to Maibara from Nagoya. I enjoyed walking around the small town. Much of Shiga Prefecture (formerly Ōmi Province) retains traditional townscapes replete with old homes, and Nagaoka is another such place. The vernacular architectural style is in evidence here. Mostly I just appreciated these aesthetically congruent dwellings until my next train came.
|English Name||Oumi Nagaoka Castle|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Ōmi-Nagaoka Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 5 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Maibara, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 21' 44.57" N, 136° 22' 16.82" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|