Kamigishimoto Castle (Omi)

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Kamigishimotojō was built as a branch fortification of Namazuejō by the Namazue Clan or Ogura Clan. The clifftop fortification was built upon strategic elevation overlooking the fertile river plain of the Echi River. After this relatively narrow area between river and cliff line the plain broadens out considerably. Kamigishimotojō was likely destroyed in 1573 by Shibata Katsuie along with its parent castle, Namazuejō (Namazue Castle).

Visit Notes

Some sites are so minor that one really doesn’t know what one will find until one goes there oneself! Although we had failures that day, Kamigishimotojō was definitely a success. Kamigishimotojō has dorui surrounding a small kuruwa with a karabori (dry moat) to the rear. Possibly more kuruwa extend beyond here but it is now densely thicketed bamboo there.

  • main bailey and ramparts

Castle Profile
English Name Kamigishimoto Castle (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江上岸本城
Founder Namazue Clan or Ogura Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Horikiri, Kuruwa, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Yōkaichi Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 10 minute drive or 50 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Forest
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 6' 51.34" N, 136° 14' 1.03" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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