Komihanachi Castle

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See Ichijodani: A Sengoku Period Castle Town for a detailed history and guide to Ichijodani.

Visit Notes

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.

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Castle Profile
English Name Komihanachi Castle
Japanese Name 小見放城
Founder Asakura Takakage
Year Founded 1471
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site, Special Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Fukui Sta. (Hokuriku Line), 25min bus; or, Ichijodani Sta (Etsumihoku Line), walk
Visitor Information Museums are open 9am-5pm; closed 12/28-1/4; museum is 100yen admission, reconstructed town is 210yen
Time Required 20 mins
Website https://fuku-iro.jp/feature/11
Location Fukui, Fukui Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 0' 5.18" N, 136° 18' 5.69" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor Eric
Admin Year Visited 2023
Admin Visits May 1-2, 2023
Friends of JCastle
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