Goryoudaira Fort

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The name ‘Goryōdaira’ may imply cultivatable land under the direct management of an aristocratic or feudal lord, and the name is thought to be very old. The fort is named for the village. It is not known who built the fortification.

Visit Notes

Goryōdaira-rui, a fortification site, is now fields and a small village. Although I couldn't get too close, there is dorui (earthen ramparts) along the north of the site. This stretch of earthen fortification remains runs for about 30m, is 2m wide, and 1.2m tall. It bends to the west at the end, indicating a corner segment. The small bend is important as it gives us an idea as to the orientation of the site. No tradition remains as to who built the fort, and its remains were discovered by field researchers by chance when villagers cleared away some trees and shrubbery. I found pictures of the dorui in an archaeological report put out by Hokuto Municipality. This site has no recorded history.

  • The dorui mound can be seen at centre

Castle Profile
English Name Goryoudaira Fort
Japanese Name 御領平塁
Alternate Names 御領平の塁
Founder Unknown
Year Founded Unknown
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Sudama IC
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 46' 56.86" N, 138° 26' 4.20" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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