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.
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.
|English Name||Shinohara Fort|
|Year Founded||Sengoku Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki|