Minochi Kirihara Castle

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History

Kirihara Castle (Chikuma-Kiriharajō) in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, is a relatively well known castle ruin due to its outstanding stone-piled wall remains. However, there is another Kirihara Castle (Minochi-Kiriharajō): this one, which is located in Nagano City. It is associated with the same Kirihara Clan, and some believe this site to be their original base. The nearby shrine is called Kiriharamaki-jinja.

Visit Notes

The site of Kiriharajō is now a residential area, shrine, Kiriharamaki-jinja, and temple, Seirinji. No ruins remain. I came here as part of my impromptu Nagano City castle walk.


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Castle Profile
English Name Minochi Kirihara Castle
Japanese Name 水内桐原城
Founder Kirihara Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Kirihara Station on the Nagano Line; 3 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 39' 53.21" N, 138° 12' 57.06" E
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Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2020


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