Oumi Nagaoka Castle

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It appears that Nagaokajō was a residence of the Kyōgoku Clan.

Visit Notes

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.

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Castle Profile
English Name Oumi Nagaoka Castle
Japanese Name 近江長岡城
Founder Kyōgoku Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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