This small Sengoku period fort likely belonged to the Ogasawara clan.
On a hill called Hieiyama which juts out into the plain a fort, Hieinoyama-toride, was constructed on the hill's northern limit. There is a bailey with some possible remains of dorui to the rear. At the south of the hill, toward the mountains, there is an ancient sacred area with a cave and pool; there are kofun (ancient burial mounds) in this area, as well as the ancient fortified settlement of Hiraide (the village has been partially reconstructed (see: Hiraide Moated Settlement)). I ascended the hill from Hiraide village, and I descended and came to Tokô village.
|English Name||Hieinoyama Fort|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shiojiri Station on the Chūō Main Line; 25 minute walk to trail head; 15 minute hike|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 6' 4.86" N, 137° 56' 6.11" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|