Iwasaki Castle (Hanishina)

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Visit Notes

Lots of pocket terracing along the ridge line, gate remains, trenches and integral baileys can be found at Iwasakijō. There area is now in part a cedar plantation I think. The layout of the fort can be made out fairly well (have you noticed that not much grows in a cedar monoculture?), so I was quite pleased with this little earthworks ruin. Also the trail has great views of Togura and I could just make out the reconstructions at Arato Castle.


Castle Profile
English Name Iwasaki Castle (Hanishina)
Japanese Name 村上岩崎城
Founder Murakami Yoshikiyo
Year Founded Early 16th Century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, dorui, horikiri
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hike from Katsurao Castle
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Sakaki, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 28' 26.72" N, 138° 9' 58.18" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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