Echizen Ohno Castle 越前大野城
Founder Kanamori Nagachika
Year 1576
Type Mountaintop
Condition Reconstructed
Alternate Name Ohno-jo, Kameyama-jo
Reconstructed 1968 (concrete)
Structure 2 levels, 3 stories
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Historical Site Prefectural Historic Site
Location Ohno, Fukui Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Echizen Ohno Sta. (Etsumi Hokusen Line),
Website Ohno City
Notes Not personally viisted. All pictures donated by Dan from Japanese Castle Explorer. I've heard that the castle town is well preserved with samurai homes, old templates, and a historic Edo Period atmosphere. I would like to visit someday.
History Ohno Castle was built in 1576 by Kanamori Nagachika who was stationed there by Oda Nobunaga. In 1586 Kanamori moved to Hida Takayama and from then on the lord of the castle changed frequently. The castle burned down in 1775 but was rebuilt in 1795 without the main keep. All but the stone walls were dismantled during the Meiji Period by command of the government.
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  • ART on My Page    October 06, 2015 at 06:57 AM
    Echizen-Ōno Castle was first built in 1576 when Kanamori Nagachika, loyal retainer of Oda Nobunaga and tea master, was appointed Daimyou. The castle burnt down in 1775 and the keep thereafter was not rebuilt, though other buildings were. The castle structures were tore down by the Meiji government after the restoration. At that time, Lord Doi was lord of the castle. He was the last chihanji (a latter day governor in the Han System). The current structure dates from 1968. The two-storey donjon is a concrete reconstruction. The surrounding town has many old buildings and retains its Edo-jidai (era) atmosphere. Though the keep is concrete, they went to a little effort to give it a wooden feel from the inside out, which I appreciate. This mountain-top castle is most popular in the Japanese consciousness as surrounded by clouds, though when I visited it was mostly a clear day.
  • Anonymous    October 02, 2014 at 12:57 AM
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  • Alamo6400    January 08, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    what the oda clan's daimyo oda nobunaga ruled echizen ohno castle NICE
  • furinkazan on My Page    October 21, 2010 at 07:19 PM
    Yesterday i went to this castle. It's lookout is very nice. The castle(=certainly concrete(lol)) has some artifacts on display. The city is commemorating the 430 years of it. There are some artifacts in the exhibition hall, but eveything is in japanese. For that i give the castle only 2 stars.
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Ohno, Fukui Pref.
Echizen Ohno Castle views
main keep stone walls
stone walls