Nomura Fort




Nomura-toride was the hill fort of the Nawa Clan used to protect their manor house located nearby on the plain to the east. It seems the clan was quite minor with little in the way of defence.

Visit Notes

No definite ruins remain of Nomura-toride, a small hilltop fort, and the site is now that of a shrine, Futabashira-jinja. It seems some pits were dug for water to collect, and a sunken path runs to the side of the shrine down the hilltop, but it is difficult to relate any earthworks to the fortification site, except in that the area behind the shrine structures is wide and flat, like a fort's bailey. The peninsula-like shape of the hill overlooking the surrounding fertile land is ideal for a fortified space.


Castle Profile
English Name Nomura Fort
Japanese Name 野村砦
Founder Nawa Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Hirôka Station on the Chūō-honsen / Shinonoi line; 15 minute walk walking straight west.
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 8' 51.29" N, 137° 57' 49.36" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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