Komakikamino Castle (Chiisagata)
See Chiisagata Komaki Castle for more information.
The Upper Komaki Castle is reached via the 'Men's Trail' from the lower castle. The trail is very steep and contains rope sections and uninviting drops to either side. The upper castle is essentially a simple fort with a single forward bailey and a series of trenches cutting the ridge which protect the rear. Beyond here there is the Komakijō Kaminokoya, a hidden redoubt. I didn't visit because it appears it is only a narrow slip of a terraced ridge, and I just didn't have the time at that point. A 'koya' is a sort of secret redoubt found at many Shinano castles.
|English Name||Chiisagata Komakikamino Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shinano-Kokubunji Station on the Shinano Railway; 25 minute walk to trail head|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Ueda, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 22' 24.85" N, 138° 15' 40.32" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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