Yokoyama Castle (Chikuma)

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The Yokoyamajō archaelogical site marks the ruins, now buried, of a Yayoi period fortification, according to the site marker. In a depression next to the lone marker indicating the site is a small river with rice paddies. These rice paddies could have been here for two millenia!

Visit Notes

Nothing remains to see of the fortification itself. I wouldn't have come here except it is right next to Akagi Kita Castle, the ruins of a medieval castle. It was interesting to ponder what the ancient site might've been like.


Castle Profile
English Name Chikuma Yokoyama Castle
Japanese Name 筑摩横山城
Alternate Names Yokoyama Castle (Yayoi Period)
Founder The Yayoi
Year Founded Yayoi Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Murai Station on the Chuo Line; 35 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 9' 44.21" N, 137° 58' 45.12" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Jōkaku Hōrōki

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