Hida Kojima Castle

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History

Kojimajō is said to have been first built by the Anekōji Clan in the Nanbokuchō Period. In that civil war Kojimajō was used by southern court supporters. In the Sengoku Period Kojimajō was occupied by the Kojima Clan but was obliterated by Kanamori Nagachika in his conquest of the area in 1585.

Visit Notes

Kojima Castle is currently off-limits (sort of). The hiking trail is blocked off with electric wire. A road with a gate at the foot of the mountain can be opened and the long and narrow road thereafter leads to a fork in the mountains; taking the right here leads directly to the castle where there is space to park. However, the road is poorly maintained. The mountain is ringed with a fence to stop animals wondering into town. Gates in this fence are closed with a chain but can be opened. Bears are skulking around. Exercise caution if you visit.


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Castle Profile
English Name Hida Kojima Castle
Japanese Name 飛騨小島城
Founder Anekōji Clan
Year Founded Nanbokucho Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Ishigaki, Masugata, Dorui, Horikiri, Yaguradai
Features trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Sugisaki Station on the Takayama Main Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required one hour
Location Hida, Gifu Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 15' 6.16" N, 137° 10' 29.53" E
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Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2019


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ARTDaimyo

5 months ago
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Fixed a typo: bears are skulking not sulking : 3
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EricShogun

5 months ago
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sulking bears would be a sad sight at any castle!