Saijozan Jinba


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According to folklore, the mount is named 'Saijozan' because Uesugi Kenshin weeped in longing for his mistress whilst encamped. The encampment probably was referred to by another appellation at the time, and was probably named something like 'Uesugi Main Camp', but in any case it seems that the name 'Saijozan' predates the battle.

For more information see: Hachimanpara-jinsho

Visit Notes

Saijozan-jinba is a hilltop jinba (fortified encampment) site overlooking Iwano village in Matsushiro Township, Nagano Municipality. It was famoulsy the battle camp of Uesugi Kenshin during the fourth battle of Kawanakajima in 1561. Atop the hill there is a look-out platform with an information board, and a shrine established to console the dead from the battle.


Castle Profile
English Name Saijozan Jinba
Japanese Name 妻女山陣場
Alternate Names 上杉謙信本陣
Founder 1561
Year Founded Uesugi Kenshin
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nagano Station; rental cycle; or, bus from Nagano Station to Kawanakajima Battlefield; rental cycle from Hachimanpara
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 33' 41.94" N, 138° 10' 17.04" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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