Dohiyama Castle (Nagato)




Dohiyamajō was built as the residence of Dohi Sanehira following the Battle of Dannoura in 1185. The castle is later said to have been used by Mōri Tarō around 1350. Nothing remains today.

Visit Notes

Dohiyamajō is a medieval site, but is not related to the later Edo Period sites clustered around it, and nothing remains. It is now a small park with a stone marker for the castle. I came here incidentally as it is between several historical sites related to the Mōri Clan in the Chōfu area of Shimonoseki Municipality.

  • Marker

Castle Profile
English Name Dohiyama Castle (Nagato)
Japanese Name 長門土肥山城
Founder Dohi Sanehira
Year Founded 1185
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Choufu Station on the San'yo Line; 35 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Park
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Coordinates 33° 59' 45.46" N, 130° 59' 11.33" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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