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This earthworks fortification ruin is now overgrown with bamboo and other vegetation, making exploration inadvisable. Groping like a blind man through the dense flora, I nonetheless was able to identify various features and get an approximate idea of the layout of the fort. Features – ruins – include kuruwa (baileys), koshikuruwa (hip baileys), obikuruwa (belt bailey), dorui (earthen ramparts), dobashi (earthen bridges), hori (trenches), and koguchi (gate complexes). Since the foliage obscures everything, it was not easy to photograph – meaningfully – said features. The castle mount is called Masugatayama, though this probably refers to the shape of the mountain more so than any castle feature.
|English Name||Gouda Fort|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa, Obikuruwa, Koguchi, Dorui, Dobashi, Hori|
|Access||Tazoe Station on the Toyama Area Rail Tateyama Line; 60 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Mountain|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Kamiichi, Toyama Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 40' 36.34" N, 137° 22' 9.12" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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