Murakami Kemurino Castle

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History

For more information see my profile on Murakami Kokuzousan Castle.

Visit Notes

After passing Takatsuyajō (descending) there is a fork in the path. One way goes to Wagōjō and the other which turns off goes to Kemurinojō ("Castle of Smoke"). It's about 10 minutes from the fork to Kemurinojō. This was one of the best sites I visited, along with Wagōjō and Kokūzōjō, due to the impressive trenches between boulders and remaining ishigaki (stone-piled ramparts) to be found. I ended my tour of Murakami castle sites on Mount Kokuzō here.

Kemurinojō is a ridge castle with two integral baileys, around which there remains a lot of stonework, as well as many smaller baileys separated by five deep trenches. The name of the fort may imply that it functioned as a fortified smoke signal tower.


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Castle Profile
English Name Murakami Kemurino Castle
Japanese Name 村上煙ノ城
Founder Murakami Yoshikiyo
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Dorui, Horikiri, Tatebori, Ishigaki
Features trenches, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Nishi-Ueda Station on the Shinano Railway; hiking course (descend from route to Takatsuyajou)
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Mountain
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 25' 27.26" N, 138° 12' 44.03" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020


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