Hieinoyama Fort

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This small Sengoku period fort likely belonged to the Ogasawara clan.

Visit Notes

On a hill called Hieiyama which juts out into the plain a fort, Hieinoyama-toride, was constructed on the hill's northern limit. There is a bailey with some possible remains of dorui to the rear. At the south of the hill, toward the mountains, there is an ancient sacred area with a cave and pool; there are kofun (ancient burial mounds) in this area, as well as the ancient fortified settlement of Hiraide (the village has been partially reconstructed (see: Hiraide Moated Settlement)). I ascended the hill from Hiraide village, and I descended and came to Tokô village.

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Castle Profile
English Name Hieinoyama Fort
Japanese Name 比叡ノ山砦
Founder Ogasawara Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Kuruwa
Visitor Information
Access Shiojiri Station on the Chūō Main Line; 25 minute walk to trail head; 15 minute hike
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 6' 4.86" N, 137° 56' 6.11" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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