Tanigadou Castle (Yamashiro)
Unknown. Possibly a satellite fort of Minegadou Castle.
I visited this site after going to Suzumushidera ('Temple of the Bell Crickets'), which is nearby. The site of Taniǵadōjō is situated above the temple Taniǵadō-Saifukuji. Since the map I was following indicated only the temple I thought I could quickly come here before dark, but once I got there I noted the hill behind the temple and got the strong suspicion that the mount had been fortified. Even though the sun was fast slipping behind the horizon, I found a path up the hill from the temple which climbed through a bamboo grove. The top of the hill had been flattened, indicative of a fort's bailey, and there was some terracing beneath, and so I am left to conclude that these are the remains of Taniǵadōjō.
|English Name||Yamashiro Tanigadou Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Kami-Katsura Station on the Hankyū-Arashiyama Line; 16 minute walk to trail head behind Tanigadō-Saifukuji; or, bus to Matsumuro Kawarachō; 5 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Coordinates||34° 59' 40.67" N, 135° 41' 9.56" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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