Matsuo Castle (Mino)
Matsuo Castle was used as a base by the turncoat Kobayakawa's troops at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.
Ground surface-wise...What is Gifu Prefectures’ largest Yamajiro, mountain castle site?
In fact it’s Matsuo Castle, overlooking Sekigahara and used as a base by the turncoat Kobayakawa troops in the 1600 Battle of Sekigahara. It’s a 40 plus minute climb up the mountain, made easier by recent development work. The site still retains large Horikiri, Koguchi, dorui, kuruwa, tsuchibashi, and other features. The Honmaru also has an early version Masugata Koguchi with a left, instead of the usual right hand turn! The view over the Sekigahara basin and the site of the Battlefield is absolutely fantastic!
Profile by Chris Glenn (edited by ART).
|English Name||Mino Matsuo Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Local Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Horikiri, koguchi, dorui, kuruwa, tsuchibashi|
|Access||Sekigahara Station on the Tokaidō Main Line|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||60 minutes|
|Location||Sekigahara, Gifu Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 20' 50.24" N, 136° 27' 15.52" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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