Takatsuya Castle (Murakami Clan Fort Network)

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Visit Notes

I came to this small ruin as part of my tour of Murakami castle sites on Mount Kokuzō. My legs got some much needed relief and I pulled myself along a rope up to Takatsuyajō. There are many points along the hiking course where ropes are strategically placed to help climbers. Useful for me especially, because I didn't have trekking poles. What awaits the bold aventurer at the ruins of Takatsuyajō is a narrow slip of earthworks consisting of two narrow integral baileys, with terracing to the front and a series of trenches at the rear.


Castle Profile
English Name Takatsuya Castle (Murakami Clan Fort Network)
Japanese Name 村上高津屋城
Alternate Names Torikoyajō
Founder Murakami Yoshikiyo
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Hori, Kuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nishi-Ueda Station on the Shinano Railway; hiking course
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Mountain
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Ueda, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 25' 37.56" N, 138° 12' 43.20" E
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