Mondo Castle (Azumi)
Built at a strategic point between waterways, Mondojō was a shijō (branch castle) of nearby Todorokijō. It was likely a fortified residence of vassals of the Todoroki Clan.
Ah, the wasabi pits of Aźumi! The area is famous for its wasabi. Because many ditches have been dug and embankments heaped up for the production of this plant, it is difficult to tell what earthworks, if any, might belong to the fortification. Plus the ditches and streams form a maze like terrain, much of it on private land, making exploration difficult. I didn't want to be mistaken for a wasabi thief. Other explorers report finding dorui (earthen ramparts).
|English Name||Azumi Mondo Castle|
|Founder||Todoroki Clan and / or their vassals|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Hotaka Station on the Ôito Line; 23 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Azumino, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 20' 27.56" N, 137° 54' 0.14" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|