Ôtsubo-toride was a small fort built by Takeda Katsuyori in the 1570s. Following the fall of both Takeda and Oda hegemons in Kai, the forces of Hōjō Ujinao took up position here, facing-off against the forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Hōjō saw they were flanked from the north when actors in Saku turned against them, and so they made a peace agreement with Tokugawa Ieyasu and withdrew.
Ôtsubo-toride was constructed at the edge of a jutting plateau which is now a hamlet. The hamlet looks like it isn’t very old and it may be made up of summer homes. These developments have buried the ruins of the fort. The strategic advantage of a fort on such a plateau, surrounded by steep sides, is obvious, and likely a moat was dug across the plateau to protect it to the north where it connects with a plain, but no ruins remain today.
|English Name||Ohtsubo Fort|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Visitor Information||Access Limited|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 48' 43.92" N, 138° 25' 23.59" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2023|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki|