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History

Little is known about the Okiyama Fort. It extends across a ridge about starting about 700m from the base of Akatsuka Castle. The area of town at the point between the castle and the fort is called "Daimon" (Big Gate) indicating there was likely a gate here and showing that the two fortifications worked together as one large defense. As a borderland castle between Hojo and Uesugi lands it makes sense that this long natural hilltop would have been a strategic defense in times of unrest.

Visit Notes

The Okiyama Fort is part of the Akatsuka Park. There are a couple places identified on maps as possible trenches, but more serious study of the site is required to understand to what extent it was used as a fortification.

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Castle Profile
English Name Okiyama Fort
Japanese Name 沖山の塁
Founder
Year Founded
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access
Visitor Information park, open 24/7
Time Required 30 mins
Location Tokyo, Tokyo
Coordinates 35° 47' 4.92" N, 139° 39' 1.62" E
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Admin
Year Visited 2019
Contributor Eric
Visits May 4, 2019
Added to Jcastle 2020
Friends of JCastle
Jokaku Horoki - Okiyama Toride


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