Nosezakanishi Castle


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None. My source of information for Nosezakanishijō is Yogo-sensei, a castle blogger, but he says the history is unknown. It wouldn’t surprise me – speculating – if the fort was used as a beacon tower by the Takeda Clan. It sits between the main Kai basin and a connecting valley. It may have been linked to Kōjin’yama-noroshidai which sits on a hill in the basin below.

See also Koujin'yama Noroshidai.

Visit Notes

Nosezakanishijō is a yamajiro (mountaintop castle) site with earthworks ruins such as kuruwa (baileys) and horikiri (trenches). There are a few baileys, with the main bailey being at the top in the centre with indications of terracing below. Along the western ridge is a horikiri. Nosezakanishijō is a small site which can only be appreciated by yamajiro otaku.

  • Bailey and trench from below

Castle Profile
English Name Nosezakanishi Castle
Japanese Name 野背坂西城
Founder Takeda Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Horikiri, Kuruwa, &c.
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Higashi-Yamanashi Station on the Chūō Main Line
Visitor Information Mountain
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 43' 47.64" N, 138° 40' 54.34" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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