Otsuchi Castle Ruins

Otsuchi Town


The ruins of Otsuchi Castle, which is familiar to the townspeople as a castle mountain, was the residence of the Otsuchi clan (actual height: 10,000 koku, economic power: 70,000 koku) for generations. It ruled this region for about 280 years, from the Middle Ages to the early Edo period, until the magistrate's office was established there. It is said that the lord of the castle, ``Otsuchi Magohachiro Masasada,'' sent the famous salted salmon to Edo, where it was prized and praised as the ``nose bent salmon'' of the southern part of Japan. The castle is built along a 140-meter-high mountain sandwiched between the Otsuchi River and the Kozuchi River, and this typical mountain castle was designated as a historic site by Iwate Prefecture in 1992.

Kozuchi, Otsuchi-cho, Kamihei-gun, Iwate Prefecture 028-1121
(One company) Otsuchi Town Tourism Exchange Association
Phone number 0193-42-5121
FAX number 0193-42-5122

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