Nechi Kuriyama Castle
Kuriyamajō was the fortified residence of Murakami Yoshikiyo located at the foot of the Nechi Castle mount.
See Nechi Castle for more information.
Kuriyamajō is a satellite fortification of Nechijō, though situated on the lower slopes of the mountain just above the valley, and it was used as a residence (by Murakami Yoshikiyo, and this is more than likely where he died) more so than for holding territory. Nonetheless some impressive earthworks remain in the fashion typical of a fortified manor hall, including tall dorui (earthen ramparts) and karabori (dry moats). There is terracing evident around the site but this may be due to agricultural activity in subsequent centuries. The site is now given over to cedar plantations.
|English Name||Nechi Kuriyama Castle|
|Founder||Uesugi Clan; Murakami Yoshikiyo|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Prefectural Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nechi Station on the Oh'ito Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 57' 51.01" N, 137° 52' 39.36" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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