Akiba-toride was built as a branch fortification of Ina-Ōjō. It was twinned with Maruyama-toride nearby. See Ina Ou Castle for more information.
The site of this fort is now a shrine and park. The small shrine appears built into the fort's dorui (earthen ramparts). Some more clumps of dorui are located toward the slope, indicating that the fort's bailey was here. After that there are no obvious ruins, though I might guess that some terracing I saw on the climb up may have been part of the fort's extended footprint. The site is, as mentioned, now a park, and during my visit there were many beautiful flowers in blossom, including wisteria (fuji, 藤) thickly coating a pergola.
|English Name||Akiba Fort|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Dorui, Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa|
|Access||Tatsuno Station on the Chūō East Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7; Free; Park|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Tatsuno, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 59' 13.02" N, 137° 59' 43.62" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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