Inariyama Castle (Sarashina)




Inariyama Castle was a hirajiro (flatland castle) built by Uesugi Kagekatsu in 1581. In area the castle-compound was 155m east to west, and 170m north to south. Essentially a fortified residence for Kagekatsu, Inariyamajō also possessed a yaguradai (turret platform). Nothing remains.

Visit Notes

There are no ruins here at the former site of Inariyama Castle, and only a commemorative stone marker stands in a patch of grass. Merrily there is also an information board.


Castle Profile
English Name Inariyama Castle (Sarashina)
Japanese Name 更級稲荷山城
Founder Uesugi Kagekatsu
Year Founded 1581
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Signboard Only
Visitor Information
Access Inariyama Station on the Shinonoi Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required One Minute
Location Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 32' 7.66" N, 138° 6' 19.37" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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