Onotougemonomi Fort

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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.

Visit Notes

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).

  • Ono Pass

Castle Profile
English Name Onotougemonomi Fort
Japanese Name 小野峠物見砦
Founder Suwa Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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