The Ono Pass was part of an important route connecting Ono, Ina, and Misawa (thus it was also called Misawa Pass), Suwa, and thus also a point at which east and west met along the Nakasendō. Onotōgemonomi-toride was built as a look-out fort in this crucial point of vision over both valleys to help protect the pass and watch over these important routes.
There is a cutting through the ridgeline which is the Ono Pass. There is a stone marker here. Above the pass is the site of Onotōgemonomi-toride. No ruins remain of the fort and it is now the site of an observation deck in Shidareguri Forest park (Shidareguri is a willow-chestnut tree).
|English Name||Onotougemonomi Fort|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Drive / hike from Ono or Okaya.|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; mountain|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 3' 5.51" N, 138° 0' 18.79" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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