Enryakuji Monjurou Fort
See Enryakuji for more information.
This fort ruin is the most easy to identify, I feel, as a toride site because dorui (earthen ramparts) ensconce much of the bailey, now the site of the Monjurō (thus the fort’s name), a tiered gatehouse. The Monjurō is considered Enryakuji’s main entrance. I found a marker here which designated historical ruins, but there was no information presented on-site.
|English Name||Enryakuji Monjurou Fort|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Designations||UNESCO World Heritage Site, has Important Cultural Properties, National Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Monjurou, Dorui, Koguchi|
|Access||Yase-Hieizanguchi Station on the Eizan Line; Eizan Cable Car; Eizan Ropeway; Hike for 30 minutes to Enryakuji or bus; or, Sakamoto-Hieizanguchi Station on the Keihan Ishiyama-Sakamoto Line; Sakamoto Cable Car; or, Direct Bus via Kyoto Bus no. 51 or Keihan Bus no. 57 from Kyoto Station to Hieizan-cho.|
|Visitor Information||Yase Route is 1,420 yen in total, including Eizan Railway and shuttle bus one-way; Sakamoto Cable Car is 870 yen; direct bus is 770 yen.|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Ôtsu, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 4' 13.62" N, 135° 50' 31.38" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|