Ashigara Teraba Fort
For more information see: Ashigara Castle
Ashigarajō is an earthworks fort site straddling a mountain pass. The main bailey is well maintained as mountain parkland. Features include kuruwa (baileys), karabori (dry moats), and other earthworks, such as trenches and dorui (earthen ramparts). The further one goes from the main bailey the quieter it becomes, and, although it was busy the day I visited, it seems few casual visitors venture to go the whole length of the ruins. The karabori dividing the outer baileys are quite wide, and these karabori were my favourite feature of Ashigarajō. The Ashigara-seki, a checkpoint site, is located beneath the main part of the castle.
For more information on the other satellite fortifications of Ashigara (not including this one), see Yogo's blog in the link under 'Friends of JCastle'.
|English Name||Ashigara Teraba Fort|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nearest Station is Ashigara Station on the Gotemba Line|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 19' 25.79" N, 139° 0' 29.81" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2023|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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