Oeda Castle

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Castle Properties
English Name Oeda Castle
Japanese Name 大枝城
Alternate Names 袖ヶ崎城
Founder Ōeda Clan
Year Founded 1394 – 1427
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period


Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Yanagawa Kibonomorikōen-mae Station on Abukuma Express Line: taxi / walk.
Visitor Information 24/7
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Date City, Fukushima Prefecture
Coordinates 37° 52' 18", 140° 36' 16"
Admin Visits
Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Visits
Added 2017
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History

Thought to have been established by the third son of Date Munetō, Date Muneyuki, who lived in Ōeda village and adopted that name, Ōeda Castle was ruled by the Ōeda Clan until 1591 when they relocated following the shifting fortunes of their Date clan overlords. The Ōeda did briefly return to Ōedajō at the end of the Sengoku Period as the Date used it as a stronghold from which to attack the Uesugi forces stationed at Yanagawajō, but moved to Sakamotojō after the Battle of Sekigahara, whereupon Oedajō was permanently abandoned.

Visit Notes

I went by Ōedajō going between Yanagawajō and Kaneyamajō. From the bridge over the Abukuma River one can see clearly the shape of the castle worked into the hillside.



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