Takai Castle was one of the smaller castles in the network of fortifications around Moriya Castle. The Takai clan were the lords of this castle. They are likely Soma clan members who took their name from the name of the district. The castle was abandoned after the Hojo and their allies (including the Soma at Moriya Castle) were defeated.
There are more ruins than you may expect to see from these photos or descriptions. It is well worth visit if you are nearby especially if you combine it with a stop at Moriya Castle.
|English Name||Takai Castle|
|Founder||Soma clan, Takai clan|
|Year Founded||Nanboku-cho Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Yumemino Sta (Kanto Railway Joso Line), 20 min walk|
|Visitor Information||park, open any time|
|Time Required||20 mins|
|Location||Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 55' 49.08" N, 140° 2' 23.10" E|
|Visits||May 3, 2017|
|Added to Jcastle||2017|