Seirin 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

To the side of the road there is a long lateral trench, and the earth is rammed up here, overlooking the cliff. If there are ruins of Seirin-Toride ("East Woods Fort") here, this is probably it. A foot path leads down to the road below through the former site of the fort, which is now wooded slopes and farmland.


Castle Profile
English Name Seirin Fort
Japanese Name 西林砦
Alternate Names Nishibayashi-toride
Founder Nishimaki Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Yokobori, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hata Station on the Kamikouchi Line; 40 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; farmland
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 13' 4.94" N, 137° 51' 17.68" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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