Masujimajō was built in 1585 by Kanamori Nagachika as a branch castle of his main base at Takayamajō. In 1586 he appointed his son, Kanamori Shigechika, as castellan of Masujimajō. In 1692 the Shogunate transferred the Kanamori Clan to Kaminoyama Domain. After briefly being under the custodianship of the Maeda Clan of Kanazawa, Masujimajō was abandoned along with Takayamajō (Hida Takajima Castle) in 1695.
The ruins of Masujima Castle contain a small section of moat and stone fortifications. Where the small castle would once have stood there is now a shrine. The lower bailey of the old castle grounds now houses a school.
History by ART.
|English Name||Masujima Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Features||water moats, stone walls|
|Access||Train to Hida-Furukawa|
|Time Required||15 minutes|
|Website||https://www.hida-kankou.jp/kanko/foreign/en/plan-your-visit/pdf/Hida Furukawa Sightseeing Map.pdf|
|Location||Hida-Furukawa, Gifu Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 13' 27.37" N, 137° 11' 56.11" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2017|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|