Fuse Castle (Sarashina)

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Sarashina-Fusejō was the fortified residence of the Fuse Clan. It had an extensive, irregular shaped moat.

Visit Notes

I came here because I had a norikae at Shinonoi Station. My layover was twenty-seven minutes but it only took fifteen minutes to come here, read the sign board explaining about the site, and go back - after taking a few pictures of the area. As you can see, it's just parking. Why did I bother taking pictures? I was amused as I did so. Even though it bills itself as a castle site, Fusejō was definitely on the yakata (fortified manor house) side of things, though it did have an extensive mizubori (water moat). The neighbourhood today is called Uchibori, meaning "inside of the moat".


Castle Profile
English Name Fuse Castle (Sarashina)
Japanese Name 更級布施城
Alternate Names 布施高田館
Founder Fuse Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shinonoi Station on the Shinonoi Line; 2 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Parking Lot
Time Required 60 seconds
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 34' 41.20" N, 138° 8' 28.21" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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