Ueshi Castle

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History

Ueshi Castle was first constructed in 1386 by Nanjo Sadamune. The castle was frequently involved in battles with Amago Province and the Mori Clan over control of the Hoki Province. The Nanjo sided with Nobunaga in his attack on the Hoki Province but were ousted when they lost at the Battle of Sekigahara. The castle was abandoned at that time. Even though little remains from the original castle, it was a fairly extensive mountaintop castle with many baileys. The foundations of watchtowers have also been discovered.

Visit Notes

If visiting by car, the castle is only a 20 minute walk from the upper parking lot. If on foot, it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach the castle from Matsuzaki Station. There is also said to be a trail to Misasa.

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Castle Profile
English Name Ueshi Castle
Japanese Name 羽衣石城
Founder Nanjo Sadamune
Year Founded 1366
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Reconstructed main keep
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Year Reconstructed 1990
Features main keep
Visitor Information
Access Matsuzaki Station, bus
Visitor Information Always open/Free
Time Required 1 hour
Website http://www.yurihama.jp/page.cgi?p=326
Location Yurihama, Tottori Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 26' 14", 133° 53' 54"
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Added to Jcastle 2014


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ARTHatamoto

8 months ago
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This is an interesting mountaintop ruin with well defined baileys at the top, two hiking trails, deft use made by natural terrain in the castle layout, including cliff faces and boulders, and ishigaki (stone rampart) remains. This castle was not without its foreboding. On the way up we saw a gazebo which had been smashed by a falling boulder. Parts of the trails were steep and rocky, and the wildlife was less than cuddly.