Narisawa-noroshidai was part of a network of noroshidai (signal towers) surrounding and protecting the Takeda home territory of Kai. Narisawa-noroshidai was especially important because it guarded a pass into Kai from neighbouring Musashi. The fort’s extra defences reflect this important role. The local Ômura Clan served as castellans of Narisawa-noroshidai.
Narisawa-noroshidai is a noroshidai (fortified beacon tower) site in Narisawa, Makioka Township, Yamanashi Municipality. Most noroshidai sites are little more than a flattened peak today, but Narisawa-noroshidai consisted of several baileys and terraces, and was clearly a more formidable fort than most noroshidai. Ruins include earthworks such as trenches, baileys and embankments.
|English Name||Narisawa Noroshidai|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Kuruwa, Koshikuruwa, Tatebori, &c.|
|Access||Nearest station is Enzan Station on the Chūō Main Line|
|Time Required||40 minutes|
|Location||Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 45' 50.47" N, 138° 43' 36.59" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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