Nouken Kurokoma Fort


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Visit Notes

Kurokoma-toride is a hilltop fort site on the grounds of what is now a shrine, Minakata-jinja. The hill is now crested by the buildings of the shrine. Below on the northern slope there is a double layer of yokobori (lateral trenches) protecting the site. Parts of the trenches are full of bushes but the earthworks are otherwise easy to identify. This area was a solid bulwark and defensive line for the wider Nōkenjō complex.

  • Karabori (dry moat)

Castle Profile
English Name Nouken Kurokoma Fort
Japanese Name 能見城黒駒砦
Alternate Names 御名方神社堀
Founder Takeda Katsuyori or Tokugawa Ieyasu
Year Founded 1581-1582
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Double Yokobori; Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Anayama Station on the Chūō Main Line; 12 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 45' 17.86" N, 138° 25' 19.96" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Kojō Meguri Shashinkan
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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