Takasu Castle (Chikuma)

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Takasujō was built as a 'Heitan Kichi', or 'Supply Base' (Heitan = Military Logistics; Kichi = Military Base), for the southern border of Ogasawara territory during the Sengoku Period. Beyond here the valley closes shut and there is a mountaintous natural border shutting out the Suwa Valley, so Takasujō would've functioned as a sort of checkpoint or interim base between the Ogasawara's main bases at Fukushijō (Matsumoto Castle) and Hayashiohjo Castle, and their southerly stronghold at Nishijo Castle.

Visit Notes

Not much here. I located a trench and the main bailey, as well as a signpost for the castle ruin.


Castle Profile
English Name Takasu Castle (Chikuma)
Japanese Name 筑摩高須城
Alternate Names 桟敷城
Founder Ogasawara Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Hori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Shiojiri Station on the Chuo Main Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 6' 55.62" N, 137° 57' 54.43" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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