Tateishi-toride was a branch fortification of Takashimakojō, built as part of a series of border defences to protect the Upper suwa Shrine against the forces of the Lower Suwa Shrine. See Takashimako Castle for more information.
There is a park in Suwa called Tateishi. The Tateishi-toride ("Fort Standing Rock") site is near here. I found a terraced area which may have been a bailey, but that's about it. The site today is otherwise dominated by a large inn which now appears closed. The nearby Tateishi Park grants fantastic views of Lake Suwa.
|English Name||Tateishi Fort|
|Founder||Upper Suwa Faction|
|Year Founded||14th Century|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Kami-Suwa Station on the Chuo Line; 30 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Suwa, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 3' 5.65" N, 138° 7' 27.41" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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