Nakazawa Castle (Minochi)


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Nakazawa Castle appears on old maps and once possessed dorui (earthen ramparts) and a moat. The moat measured 55m by 40m in a simple rectangular layout. It was at least two meters deep. The site has only been partially excavated. Nakazawajō became a satellite fortification of nearby Kuritajō.

Visit Notes

I came to the (former) site of Nakazawajō as part of my afternoon castle walk in Nagano City on the way from Minochi Hirabayashi Castle to Kurita Castle. No ruins remain.


Castle Profile
English Name Nakazawa Castle (Minochi)
Japanese Name 水内中沢城
Founder ???
Year Founded ???
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Place Name
Visitor Information
Access Nagano Station; 22 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 38' 33.76" N, 138° 12' 25.34" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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