Osada Castle (Omi)

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Osadajō was the moated residence of the Osada Clan who were vassals of the Ikeda Clan. The castellan was Osada Genshirō. Osadajō was roughly 70m² and surrounded by a wet moat which partially remains to this day. At the eastern edge of Eifukuji, a temple in the north of Osada village, are the remains of earthen embankments which are thought to have walled in the settlement which surrounded Osadajō. This implies Osadajō had a developed jōkamura (castle village) surrounding it with extra layers of defence.

Visit Notes

The remains of Osadajō in the village of Osada consist of the remnants of a mizubori (water moat) lined with stone blocks. Dorui (earthen ramparts) located at a temple on the edge of the village are thought to have been used as a wall to protect the village.

  • Moat trace

Castle Profile
English Name Osada Castle
Japanese Name 近江長田城 (Omi)
Founder Osada Clan; Osada Genshirō
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features water moats, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Azuchi Station on the Biwako Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 7' 51.96" N, 136° 7' 31.08" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Tanbō
Masaki Shibata

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