Shimohiyoshi Castle (Omi)

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Shimohiyoshijō is thought to have been a residence attached to Sasōjō under Lord Gotō Katatoyo ('Guardian of Tajima Province' was his honourific title). Sasōjō is also called Sasō-Hiyoshijō and is located in an area called Hiyoshi.

Visit Notes

Shimohiyoshijō is interesting only in that it appears to be one of several fortified manor hall sites linked to Sasōjō. There are no remains of the (generously called) castle, however, and the site is now rice paddies. I came here as part of a cycling tour of local castle sites en route to Wadayamajō.

Also see Kanzaki Wadayama Castle.


Castle Profile
English Name Shimohiyoshi Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江下日吉城
Founder Gotō Katatoyo
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 30 minute walk.
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 13.08" N, 136° 10' 49.80" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
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Masaki Shibata

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