Haruyamako Castle

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Visit Notes

Haruyamakojō ('Spring Mountain Little Castle') is a yamajiro (mountaintop castle) ruin in Wakaho Township, Nagano Municipality. It is a satellite fortification of Haruyamaôjō ('Spring Mountain Great Castle'). Ruins include earthworks such as kuruwa (baileys), horikiri (trenches) and a dobashi (earthen bridge). The layout of this ridgetop castle consists of a single bailey complex. The bailey is divided by a terrace and there is a horikiri to the rear. The forward of the upper bailey is protected with boulders like a natural bulwark. Beneath here the ridge is narrow, rocky and steep. There is also a horikiri located along the ridge around midway between the two fort sites which make up what is collectively referred to as Haruyamajō ('Spring Mountain Castle').

  • Horikiri (trench)

Castle Profile
English Name Haruyamako Castle
Japanese Name 春山小城
Alternate Names 綿内要害
Founder Inoue Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Horikiri, Dobashi, &c.
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hike from Rendaiji Temple to the east of the castle mount
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Website http://yaminabe36.tuzigiri.com/kawanakajima1HP/haruyama.htm
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 36' 35.28" N, 138° 16' 0.16" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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