Komakijou Ohte Fort

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See Chiisagata Komaki Castle for more information.

Visit Notes

This small fort, located along the approach to Komaki Castle and thus known as the Ôte Fort, is a cluster of small baileys and trench remains atop of a rocky outcropping overlooking the plain. At the base of Komakijō, at the start of the Onnazaka trail which one takes to reach the fort, are life-sized statues of the Sanada Jūyūshi ('Ten Braves of the Sanada'), characters from early 20th century fiction (in subsequent re-tellings they became ninja). This small park with the statues is quite out-of-the-way and I was surprised to come across it, but it is surrounded by factories and it seems that some industrialist put his fortune into making the park, which is nice!

  • Entrance to hiking trail
  • Bailey
  • Sanada castles at the foot of the castle mount
  • Terraced baileys

Castle Profile
English Name Komakijou Ohte Fort
Japanese Name 小牧城大手砦
Founder ???
Year Founded ???
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Horikiri
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Kokubunji Station on the Shinano Railway; 25 minute walk to trail head
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 22' 32.63" N, 138° 15' 51.26" E
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Contributor ART
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