Ohtsubo Fort

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Ôtsubo-toride was a small fort built by Takeda Katsuyori in the 1570s. Following the fall of both Takeda and Oda hegemons in Kai, the forces of Hōjō Ujinao took up position here, facing-off against the forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Hōjō saw they were flanked from the north when actors in Saku turned against them, and so they made a peace agreement with Tokugawa Ieyasu and withdrew.

Visit Notes

Ôtsubo-toride was constructed at the edge of a jutting plateau which is now a hamlet. The hamlet looks like it isn’t very old and it may be made up of summer homes. These developments have buried the ruins of the fort. The strategic advantage of a fort on such a plateau, surrounded by steep sides, is obvious, and likely a moat was dug across the plateau to protect it to the north where it connects with a plain, but no ruins remain today.

  • There used to be a moat in these fields...

Castle Profile
English Name Ohtsubo Fort
Japanese Name 大坪砦
Founder Takeda Katsuyori
Year Founded 1570s
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Sudama IC
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 48' 43.92" N, 138° 25' 23.59" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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