Nouken Dousaka Fort


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Visit Notes

There's a big signboard and marker post for this fort site, which is actually more information than I found presented at others, yet remains are fewer. If one climbs to the hill between the hairpin road one will find earthworks. I found a long trench, but it was very over grown. I assumed it was some medieval fortication since it was quite similar to dry moats I'd seen elsewhere that day. I climbed to the top of the hill here to check for ruins but found none. Instead I came to a shrine. The stairway down the hillside leads to the site of a fortified residence, the Itou Genba Yashiki.

  • Sign marker and explanatory board

Castle Profile
English Name Nouken Dousaka Fort
Japanese Name 能見城堂坂砦
Founder Takeda Katsuyori or Tokugawa Ieyasu
Year Founded 1581-1582
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Yokobori; Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Anayama Station on the Chūō Main Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 45' 14.15" N, 138° 25' 35.15" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Kojō Meguri Shashinkan
Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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