Mondo Castle (Azumi)

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Built at a strategic point between waterways, Mondojō was a shijō (branch castle) of nearby Todorokijō. It was likely a fortified residence of vassals of the Todoroki Clan.

Visit Notes

Ah, the wasabi pits of Aźumi! The area is famous for its wasabi. Because many ditches have been dug and embankments heaped up for the production of this plant, it is difficult to tell what earthworks, if any, might belong to the fortification. Plus the ditches and streams form a maze like terrain, much of it on private land, making exploration difficult. I didn't want to be mistaken for a wasabi thief. Other explorers report finding dorui (earthen ramparts).


Castle Profile
English Name Mondo Castle (Azumi)
Japanese Name 安曇主水城
Founder Todoroki Clan and / or their vassals
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hotaka Station on the Ôito Line; 23 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 20' 27.56" N, 137° 54' 0.14" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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