Takai Castle

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Takai Castle was one of the smaller castles in the network of fortifications around Moriya Castle. The Takai clan were the lords of this castle. They are likely Soma clan members who took their name from the name of the district. The castle was abandoned after the Hojo and their allies (including the Soma at Moriya Castle) were defeated.

Visit Notes

There are more ruins than you may expect to see from these photos or descriptions. It is well worth visit if you are nearby especially if you combine it with a stop at Moriya Castle.
主郭と三つの小曲輪が残っているので、意外に遺構があります。近くにいる時は寄ってみる価値があります。近くにも守谷城 もあるのでセットで見てみたいです。

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  • Main bailey trench
  • Third Bailey
  • Main Bailey Entrance
  • Main Bailey Entrance
  • Main bailey embankment
  • Small Bailey off the main bailey
  • Small bailey
  • Main bailey
  • Main bailey embankment
  • Main Bailey
  • Looking into the Main Bailey
  • Path around the castle baileys
  • Outside the Second Bailey
  • Path around the castle
  • Castle seen from a distance
  • Map
  • Map

Castle Profile
English Name Takai Castle
Japanese Name 高井城
Founder Soma clan, Takai clan
Year Founded Nanboku-cho Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Yumemino Sta (Kanto Railway Joso Line), 20 min walk
Visitor Information park, open any time
Time Required 20 mins
Location Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 55' 49.08" N, 140° 2' 23.10" E
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Added to Jcastle 2017
Admin Year Visited 2017
Admin Visits May 3, 2017

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