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.

Visit Notes

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.

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  • Karabori

Castle Profile
English Name Shibukawa Yorii Castle
Japanese Name 渋川寄居城
Alternate Names 渋川城
Founder Shibukawa Jishū
Year Founded 1572
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Karabori
Features water moats, trenches
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed, 2021
Admin Visits June 13, 2021
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