Fuse Castle (Sarashina)
Sarashina-Fusejō was the fortified residence of the Fuse Clan. It had an extensive, irregular shaped moat.
I came here because I had a norikae at Shinonoi Station. My layover was twenty-seven minutes but it only took fifteen minutes to come here, read the sign board explaining about the site, and go back - after taking a few pictures of the area. As you can see, it's just parking. Why did I bother taking pictures? I was amused as I did so. Even though it bills itself as a castle site, Fusejō was definitely on the yakata (fortified manor house) side of things, though it did have an extensive mizubori (water moat). The neighbourhood today is called Uchibori, meaning "inside of the moat".
|Sarashina Fuse Castle
|Pre Edo Period
|Shinonoi Station on the Shinonoi Line; 2 minute walk
|Free; 24/7; Parking Lot
|Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
|36° 34' 41.20" N, 138° 8' 28.21" E
|Added to Jcastle
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