Nitchu Castle




Sasa Narimasa constructed Nitchūjō – along with the Gouda Fort - as a base for his operations against and siege of Yumishōjō in 1583. For more information please see my profile on Yuminoshou Castle.

Visit Notes

Nitchūjō, also called Nitchū-toride (toride = "fort"), is a (sort of) satellite fort of Yuminoshōjō located across a river on a cliff line. It has karabori (dry moats) and a dobashi (earthen bridge). At the rear of the site the karabori slopes down the cliff line as a tatebori (climbing moat). The small enclosure is surrounded by dorui (earthen ramparts). Nitchūjō was a small fortification in a simple square layout. The site is now a cemetery.

  • Site marker with karabori beond and dobashi in foreground

Castle Profile
English Name Nitchuu Castle
Japanese Name 日中城
Alternate Names Nitchū-toride
Founder Sasa Narimasa
Year Founded 1583
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dobashi, Dorui, Karabori, Tatebori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Tazoe Station on the Toyama Area Rail Tateyama Line; 45 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Cemetery
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Kamiichi, Toyama Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 40' 26.33" N, 137° 21' 18.94" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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