Oumi Touendou Castle

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History

Tōendōjō was a fortified residence of a local clan. It consisted of two baileys separated by a moat, and in turn each bailey was moated. Details of who occupied the castle are not known.


Visit Notes

Not much remains of Tōendōjō, but there is a stone marker to confirm its existence at what was a southern corner of the fort. An angled embankment with a hedgerow and modern ishigaki lining it covers this corner segment, and this represents the site's most tangible remains, dorui (earthen ramparts). The site is now a village and temples.




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Castle Profile
English Name Oumi Touendou Castle
Japanese Name 近江東円堂城
Founder Unknown
Year Founded Medieval Times
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Features
Visitor Information
Access Echigawa Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 7 minute drive or 35 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Aishou, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 9' 17.96" N, 136° 13' 3.83" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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