Shinohara Fort


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Shinohara-toride was a flatland fort built by the Mitsui Clan who had their main residence to the south. Judging by the layout, this fort was also a fortified residence.

Visit Notes

Shinohara-toride has ruins of earthworks such as dorui (earthen rampart) and moats, including mizubori (water moats). The mizubori can be found at the back of the shrine to Hachiman. The site is that of an old rural homestead and is not open to the public, but anyone can visit the shrine. From the road moat traces which are now vegetable patches can be seen, as well as dorui, which is tallest to the southeast. The ruins of this site were well hidden but proved worth hunting, as the mizubori was more than I had anticipated.

  • Mizubori

Castle Profile
English Name Shinohara Fort
Japanese Name 篠原塁
Founder Mitsui Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Mizubori, Dorui
Features water moats
Visitor Information
Access Ryūō Station on the Chūō Main Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; Shrine
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 39' 28.84" N, 138° 30' 55.51" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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