Chausuyama Castle (Shinano)
Chausuyamajō was built by the Akazawa Clan, vassals of the Ogasawara Clan. The Akazawa's fortified manor house was located just below here, and Chausuyamajō would've been used as a defensive position to retreat to in times of war. The Akazawa later relocated to Shinagura Castle.
Chausuyamajō is a small castle ruin in the foothills of Arima-onsen. Unfortunately the main area of the castle is on private property and I could therefore only see it from the roadside. Further down the hill are the remains of a karabori (dry moat) (next to the graves).
|English Name||Shinano Chausuyama Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Matsumoto Station; 80 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; partially on private land with restricted access|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 16' 0.70" N, 137° 59' 14.24" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|