Ogurayama Castle was built as a retirement castle for Kanamori Nagachika. After his death and the early death of his heir, the castle was decommissioned in 1611. A local magistrate's office was built on the site in 1615.
The castle site is in Ogura Park, which is a 15 minute walk from Minoshi Station. From afar, it looks like a nice reconstructed castle however, when you visit, you'll find the actual structure is an open-air lookout tower that just has a mock-castle roof. There is a nice view, but the expectations that it sets from a distance make it quite a disappointment. There are also some stone walls and earthworks from the original castle.
|No main keep but other buildings
|Local Historic Site
|Mogi-yagura and (concrete) dobei; ishigaki
|turrets, stone walls, walls, castle town
|Umeyama Sta (Nagaragawa Rail Etsumi-NanLine), 15 min walk
|Mino, Gifu Prefecture
|35° 33' 2.12" N, 136° 54' 39.24" E
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