Komakijou Ohte Fort
See Chiisagata Komaki Castle for more information.
This small fort, located along the approach to Komaki Castle and thus known as the Ôte Fort, is a cluster of small baileys and trench remains atop of a rocky outcropping overlooking the plain. At the base of Komakijō, at the start of the Onnazaka trail which one takes to reach the fort, are life-sized statues of the Sanada Jūyūshi ('Ten Braves of the Sanada'), characters from early 20th century fiction (in subsequent re-tellings they became ninja). This small park with the statues is quite out-of-the-way and I was surprised to come across it, but it is surrounded by factories and it seems that some industrialist put his fortune into making the park, which is nice!
|English Name||Komakijou Ohte Fort|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shinano-Kokubunji Station on the Shinano Railway; 25 minute walk to trail head|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ueda, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 22' 32.63" N, 138° 15' 51.26" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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