Murakami Takatsuya Castle
For more information see my profile on Murakami Kokuzousan Castle.
I came to this small ruin as part of my tour of Murakami castle sites on Mount Kokuzō. My legs got some much needed relief and I pulled myself along a rope up to Takatsuyajō. There are many points along the hiking course where ropes are strategically placed to help climbers. Useful for me especially, because I didn't have trekking poles. What awaits the bold aventurer at the ruins of Takatsuyajō is a narrow slip of earthworks consisting of two narrow integral baileys, with terracing to the front and a series of trenches at the rear.
|English Name||Murakami Takatsuya Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Dorui, Hori, Kuruwa|
|Access||Nishi-Ueda Station on the Shinano Railway; hiking course|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Mountain|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ueda, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 25' 37.56" N, 138° 12' 43.20" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|