Soudaide Castle


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Visit Notes

Sōdaidejō was a detached fortification of Sōdaijō, part of a complex of fortifications from the plain all the way to this furthest point along the mountain ridge. Sōdaidejō is a single bailey complex that likely served as a simple look-out. To the forward and rear there is a horikiri (trench). The rear horikiri has a large standing rock on the far side of it, and this rock is said to look like a bear, so it has been named Kumatarō Rock.

  • Horikiri

Castle Profile
English Name Soudaide Castle
Japanese Name 霜台出城
Founder Hoshina Masatoshi
Year Founded 15th Century
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Take the trail to Mount Tarou; climb from Sōdaijō
Visitor Information 24/7 free; mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 35' 54.28" N, 138° 15' 59.29" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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