Egawa Fort


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Visit Notes

Egawa-toride is opposite Nirayamajō, across the resevoir (former swamp). The fort is now the site of a small thatched-roof shrine. It features a very large horikiri. The site can presumably be accessed via the path which leads to the shrine, but I just climbed up the hill directly, as it was near a park with blossoms we stopped at. After exploring these ruins I came crashing down and out of a bamboo grove, appearing like a wild mountain man (yamabito) to my friend and surprised onlookers. I felt like the Hibagon ("Japanese Bigfoot"). This was all thoroughly enjoyable. Novice castle explorers can enjoy Nirayamajō, but the surrounding forts should be left to the pros - or fools like me.


Castle Profile
English Name Egawa Fort
Japanese Name 江川砦
Founder Hōjō Clan
Year Founded 15th century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Horikiri
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nirayama Station on the Izuhakone Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Shrine
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 3' 12.60" N, 138° 57' 32.94" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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