Played a part in Takeda Shingen's siege of Haibarajō; likely constructed at that time.
Oike-toride is a small toride ("fort") site located on a small hill on the plain beneath Haibarajō and adjacent to Kuwagatahara-toride on the larger Nakayama ("middle mountain"). The hill is leveled atop with a small main bailey partially surrounded by what looks to me like a koshiguruwa (hip bailey). The base of the hill is surrounded by marshy area with a rivulet running through, possibly formerly a moat.
|English Name||Oike Fort|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Hirata Station on the Chuo Line; 60 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 11' 7.51" N, 137° 59' 39.70" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|