Shibukawa Yorii Castle
Shibukawajō was built by Shibukawa Jishū in 1572 as a satellite fortification of Shiroijō to defend against Takeda Shingen and Sanada Yukitaka who had invaded the area. The fort measured around 180m by 150m and consisted of two baileys.
There are two castles called Shibukawa located somewhat close to each other. Shibukawa-Yoriijō is on flat land whilst Shibukawa-Irisawajō is located in foothills. I went only to the site of Shibukawa-Yoriijō, which is now that of a temple and homes. The most obvious sign that there was a castle here is a wide karabori (dry moat) segment. And there is also a literal sign to tell us at the temple.
Admin Update (Jan 2022): Added a few photos and GPS coordinates to existing photos.
|English Name||Shibukawa Yorii Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Features||water moats, trenches|
|Access||Shibukawa Station on the Agamatsu and Jouetsu lines; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Free; 24/7; Temple|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 29' 52.26" N, 139° 0' 7.85" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed, 2021|
|Admin Visits||June 13, 2021|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Jokaku Horoki - Shibukawa Yorii Castle|
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