Echizen Ohno Castle
|English Name||Echizen Ohno Castle|
|Alternate Names||Ohno-jo, Kameyama-jo|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Designations||Next 100 Castles, Prefectural Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Main Keep Structure||2 levels, 3 stories|
|Year Reconstructed||1968 (concrete)|
|Features||main keep, gates, turrets, bridges, samurai homes, trenches, stone walls, castle town|
|Access||Echizen Ohno Sta. (Etsumi Hokusen Line), 25 min walk|
|Visitor Information||200 yen. Open April-Sept: 9am-5pm; Oct-Nov: 9am-4pm. Closed Dec-March.|
|Location||Ohno, Fukui Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 59' 12", 136° 28' 59"|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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.
Not personally visited. All photos contributed by <a href="http://www.jcastle.info/mypage/home/31">RaymondW</a>. I've heard that the castle town is well preserved with samurai homes, old temples, and a historic Edo Period atmosphere. I would like to visit someday.