Kattori Castle (Chikuma)

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Kattorijō was one of three strongholds used by the Ogasawara to protect the settlement of Ono and the surrounding valley during the Sengoku Period. The others were Chikuma Ueda Castle and Ina Konishi Castle (Ono straddles a county border).

Visit Notes

Descending from Kiridōzan toward the town of Ono took me to the ruins of Chikuma-Kattorijō. A pylon has been constructed here, complicating my inspection. There is a single bailey of this fort, and what looks like dorui to the rear. There is a small explanation board.

  • Earthen ramparts of the fort's main bailey

Castle Profile
English Name Kattori Castle (Chikuma)
Japanese Name 筑摩川鳥城
Alternate Names かっとり城
Founder Ogasawara Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Ono Station on the Chūō East Line; 20 minute walk to trail head; 30 minute hike
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 3' 34.96" N, 137° 57' 31.28" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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