Chausuyama Castle (Shinano)

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Chausuyamajō was built by the Akazawa Clan, vassals of the Ogasawara Clan. The Akazawa's fortified manor house was located just below here, and Chausuyamajō would've been used as a defensive position to retreat to in times of war. The Akazawa later relocated to Shinagura Castle.

Visit Notes

Chausuyamajō is a small castle ruin in the foothills of Arima-onsen. Unfortunately the main area of the castle is on private property and I could therefore only see it from the roadside. Further down the hill are the remains of a karabori (dry moat) (next to the graves).


Castle Profile
English Name Chausuyama Castle (Shinano)
Japanese Name 信濃茶臼山城
Founder Akazawa Clan
Year Founded Chuusei
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Matsumoto Station; 80 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; partially on private land with restricted access
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 16' 0.70" N, 137° 59' 14.24" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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