Nagabayashi-toride was a branch fortification of Hisawajō used essentially as a look-out of that castle due to its higher vantage point.
The Nagabayashi-toride (fort) ruin is located adjacent to Hisawajō. It consists of two parts. Firstly a small enclosure with a trench on the upperside and two tiers of terracing below. Further up the ridge is more terracing and two flattened areas perforated by a cutting made into the ridge. The toride is a sort of extra stuck on the end of Hisawa Castle. I checked it out because I was anyway coming down the mountain from the road beyond.
|English Name||Nagabayashi Fort|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Designations||Local Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Chino Station on the Chuo East Line; walk 25 minutes|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Chino, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 59' 17.20" N, 138° 8' 9.28" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|