Yamashiro Tanigadou Castle

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History

Unknown.


Visit Notes

I visited this site after going to Suzumushidera ("Temple of the Bell Crickets"), which is nearby. The site of Tanigadōjō is situated above the temple Tanigadō-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 Tanigadōjō.


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Castle Profile
English Name Yamashiro Tanigadou Castle
Japanese Name 山城谷ヶ堂城
Founder ???
Year Founded ???
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa
Features
Visitor Information
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
Location Kyoto, Kyoto
Coordinates 34° 59' 40.67" N, 135° 41' 9.56" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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