Torinji Castle




Torinji Castle was built on a narrow strip of land extending into the Ushiku Swamp and surrounded on three sides by water. This was an easily defended strategic location in the Okami castle network helping to defend Ushiku Castle.

Visit Notes

There is very little to see here and no signs, but since I was in the neighborhood it was worth stopping by. Much of the castle site hs been developed over but you can see some embankments and make out the outline of the castle. Locationwise it is also important to understanding the Okami clan castle network and it's importance as a lookout and defense for Ushiku Castle.

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  • Entrance to the Torinji Temple
  • Castle site seen from below
  • Second Bailey
  • Trench buried in brush
  • Third Bailey embankment
  • Third Bailey

Castle Profile
English Name Torinji Castle
Japanese Name 東林寺城
Founder Okami clan
Year Founded 1558-1570
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Ushiku Sta. (Joban Line); walk 35 mins.
Visitor Information Temple and private property. Be respectful
Time Required 20 mins
Location Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 57' 42.55" N, 140° 7' 16.61" E
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Added to Jcastle 2017
Admin Year Visited 2017
Admin Visits May 3, 2017

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