See Ichijodani: A Sengoku Period Castle Town for a detailed history and guide to Ichijodani.
The sign for this castle is along the Umadashi Trail to the Ichijodaniyama Castle but it is a bit confusing. This is not actually the site of the castle. It is up and to the right of the trail. You will need to guess bit and go up into the woods to find the big trenches. Besides a couple big trenches there is not much to see here and I could not get down to the lower bailey. It was too slippery and weedy. Supposedly there are some foundation stones for a guard house in a long and narrow crescent shaped bailey.
You may sometimes see this mistakenly called Komihanare-jo in romaji. That is the reading that makes sense, but it is actually Komihanachi-jo.
|National Historic Site, Special Historic Site
|Pre Edo Period
|Fukui Sta. (Hokuriku Line), 25min bus; or, Ichijodani Sta (Etsumihoku Line), walk
|Museums are open 9am-5pm; closed 12/28-1/4; museum is 100yen admission, reconstructed town is 210yen
|Fukui, Fukui Prefecture
|36° 0' 5.18" N, 136° 18' 5.69" E
|Added to Jcastle
|Admin Year Visited
|May 1-2, 2023
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