Futae Castle (Azumi)

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Visit Notes

Futaejō is a hilltop fort site in the Futae neighbourhood of Miasa Township, Ômachi Municipality. The site is completely overgrown, making any remains hard to identify. This was the low point of my cycling (and hiking) tour of seven fortification sites that day. I got into the central bailey area, coated in sticky seeds from pest plants. It seems the fort consisted of a single bailey complex with a concentric obikuruwa (belt bailey) wrapping around the main bailey at the top of the hill. An old road goes through the north of the site, obscurring the extent of the obikuruwa, however. There are supposedly such features as terraced sub-baileys, dorui (earthen ramparts) and tatebori (climbing moats), but, since the site is overgrown with undesirable vegetation, I could not readily identify these features, and it seems that they must be anyway very deformed by now.

  • Flattened hilltop, bailey

Castle Profile
English Name Futae Castle (Azumi)
Japanese Name 安曇二重城
Founder Futae Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shinano-Ômachi Station on the Ôito Line; rental e-bike
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 33' 29.12" N, 137° 53' 14.35" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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