Fujiwara no Chikata Kutsu


Nakade Takao, Iga, Mie Prefecture 518-0216
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About this sight

Featuring in the 14th century Japanese epic novel 'Taiheiki', Fujiwara no Chikata Kutsu was the residence of the Fujiwara Chikata, who proclaimed war upon the imperial court and was said to have summoned and used the wrath of four demon deities to aid his cause and terrify oncoming forces.

Many believe that the summoned demons were, in fact, the original ninjas of Iga, therefore making Fujiwara no Chikata Kutsu the birthplace of the regions famous ninja heritage.

Although not much remains of the castle, you can still see inscriptions that confirm the historical significance of this site.