Kinjo Castle Surveying Soja City Below

A castle and the story of Momotaro

By Judith Mikami    - 1 min read

Kinojo Castle is perched at the top of the mountain range that starts in Okayama City and works its way up to Niimi City. A castle that has to be imagined to what its grandeur was way back when, as most of its structure no longer exists today.

But more than the brick and mortar is the legend that is known around the world. The story of Momotaro ‘The Peach Boy’ and the challenges that he had to overcome on his journey. The biggest battle of course was against the demons that lived in Kinojo. If you like the story you will enjoy walking the ruins and imagining your own stories.

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Judith Mikami

Judith Mikami @judith.mikami

Hi, I’m Judith Mikami originally from Auckland, New Zealand. I came to Japan about twenty years ago to experience a culture and country very different from my homeland. Like many who have ventured to Japan I fell in love with the people, culture and places and before I knew it I would meet my husband. I have lived only in Okayama Prefecture and call this area my home away from home.