Nagasakaue Fort


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One of many minor forts built by the Nishimaki Clan to protect their bases at Ota Yakata and Azumi Nishimaki Castle. The forts were built along a cliff overlooking a river plain.

Visit Notes

The last and least of my "toride tour" that day, the ruins of Nagasakaue-toride ("Fort upon Long Hill"), are on private property. As such, even though I had anticipated maybe finding trench remains, I could only see this site from the road side, which was disappointing. The site is now forest and apple orchards. The construction of a road has likely obliterated many earthwork traces.


Castle Profile
English Name Nagasakaue Fort
Japanese Name 長坂上砦
Founder Nishimaki Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Hata Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 50 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; includes private property
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 12' 18.22" N, 137° 50' 3.01" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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