Sakurazakaue Fort


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One of many minor forts built by the Nishimaki Clan to protect their bases at Ota Yakata and Azumi Nishimaki Castle. The forts were built along a cliff overlooking a river plain.

Visit Notes

The site of this former fort, Sakurazakaue-toride (Fort-upon-Cherry Blossom Hill), is now farmland. There are two trenches cutting into the carved slopes which delineate enclosures.


Castle Profile
English Name Sakurazakaue Fort
Japanese Name 桜坂上砦
Founder Nishimaki Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Hori, Kuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hata Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 35 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 12' 52.42" N, 137° 51' 0.90" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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