Murakami Tsumi Castle
For more information see my profile on Murakami Kokuzousan Castle.
I visited Tsumijō as part of my tour of Murakami castle sites on Mount Kokuzō. A short descent and ascent bring one from Kokuzōsanjō on the ultimate peak to this narrow branch fort. It has a sign but no explanations or map - unlike the other sites. Maybe not many people come here? That was probably true even when the castles were manned. Between Kokūzōjō and Tsumijō is a path to another site, Mochikoshijō, I didn't have time to visit that day; that path eventually leads out via Zama-jinja. Tsumijō consists of mostly baileys, including some koshikuruwa (sub-baileys) carved into the mountain slope, and one long main bailey.
|English Name||Murakami Tsumi Castle|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa, Hori|
|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' 46.42" N, 138° 13' 25.10" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|