Niiya Castle (Kouzuke)
Niiyajō was built as a twin castle with Asabajō by the Shirakura Clan. Collectively, both casles are sometimes called together as Shirakurajō. See Asaba Castle for more information.
Initially I wasn't going to bother with Kōzuke-Niiyajō even though it's quite close to Asabajō, but I had just enough time to come back and visit after visiting other sites in the area which took my fancy. Niiyajō is, like Asabajō, on a frond of high elevation projecting into the plain below, but the site is used as farmland and the earthworks are sadly far too overgrown to even begin to explore. I guessed there may be karabori (dry moat) and dorui (earthen rampart) ruins, but these were too obscurred to positively identify.
|English Name||Kouzuke Niiya Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Joushuu-Niiya Station on the Joushin Dentetsu Line; walk 20 minutes. Or, cycle from Joushuu-Fukushima Station on the same line where one can rent a free bicycle|
|Visitor Information||Cultivated Hill; Access Limited|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Kanra, Gunma Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 14' 53.23" N, 138° 56' 52.12" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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