Jounoue Fort

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One of many minor forts built by the Nishimaki Clan to protect their bases at Ota Yakata and Azumi Nishimaki Castle. The forts were built along a cliff overlooking a river plain.

Visit Notes

Jōnōe-toride's ruins are farmland now and have been cleared of undergrowth, so the shape of the old earthworks are easy to see from the roadside. The site offers views of the plain below, as it has since the time of the Nishimaki Clan, which is nice.


Castle Profile
English Name Jounoue Fort
Japanese Name 城ノ上砦
Founder Nishimaki Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Hori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shimojima Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 40 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 13' 44.87" N, 137° 51' 51.30" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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