Suwa Maruyama Noroshidai
Maruyama-noroshidai is thought to have been a fortified beacon tower, though because the bailey is quite large it could’ve also likely have hosted a small force or served as a residence or guardhouse. It is thought the fort guarded trade routes in the area. Furthermore there is a theory that the castellan was Baba Nobufusa.
See also Tsutagijō (Tsutagi Castle).
Maruyama-noroshidai is a single bailey fort complex which is thought to have served as a beacon tower. It is twinned with nearby Tsutagijō. Essentially the fort consisted of a flattened circular enclosure atop of a small hill. To the south is a small sub-enclosure carved into the hillside. The site is now a park.
|English Name||Suwa Maruyama Noroshidai|
|Year Founded||16th century|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shinano-Sakai Station on the Chūō Main Line; 10 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; park|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Fujimi, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 52' 38.32" N, 138° 16' 27.34" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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