Tsuyama Castle (Koka)

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This was a branch castle of the Ban clan. It is north of their main fortified home the Ban Yashiki and their main castle the Shimoyama Castle. An early history of Koka erroneously attributes this castle to the Tsuyama clan who moved to Okayama.

Visit Notes

The only entrance I can find of this castle on any website is through the farmer's field facing the main road. On this day the farmer was planting a freshly plowed field and I could see no way to get to the mountain without going through so I took a pass this time. I tried to circle around the mountain and look for another way in but the only potential path led me to some dead end. A bit of getting lost on the way back out landed me in the middle of someone's flower garden and about 50m or some from where I entered. oops.

The photo is of the mountain taken from near the Shimoyama Kita Castle. It looks like there may be some interesting ruins here so I may try it again.


Castle Profile
English Name Tsuyama Castle (Koka)
Japanese Name 津山城
Founder Ban clan
Year Founded 16th C.
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Mikumo Sta (JR Kusatsu Line), 40 min walk
Visitor Information private property
Time Required 30 mins
Location Koka, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 59' 40.42" N, 136° 8' 7.26" E
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Collections Koka Castles
Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2022
Admin Visits April 1, 2022

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