Atagoyama-noroshidai was part of a network of fortified signal towers built by Takeda Nobutora to protect Kai and alert the province’s defenders to any invasion. There are many beacon towers and watchtowers surrounding the Takeda’s main base at the Rhododendron Palace.
This hill overlooking the Kai Basin had a noroshidai (fortified beacon tower) atop of it in the Sengoku period, but the area has now been developed and no ruins remain. The noroshidai area is now the site of the Yamanashi Prefectural Science Museum. Further up the hill is the Kōfu Bussharitō, a reliquary in the form of a continental stupa.
|Pre Edo Period
|Kōfu Station on the Chūō Line; 35 minute walk on roads, or 15 minutes to a foot path south of the hill and walk from there
|24/7 free; temple
|Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 40' 10.13" N, 138° 34' 50.41" E
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